“A root canal is necessary when the nerve, the soft tissue inside the roots, becomes infected. The infection can have a variety of causes: a deep cavity, a crack, fracture or chip in the tooth, and trauma.If the infection is left untreated, it can cause pain and/or lead to an abscess. Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, and drainage.”
Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
Root canal therapy removes the bacteria and the infected nerve. Once the nerve is infected it does not heal. We clean and shape the infected canals and then fill and seal the space.
Afterwards, we will place a crown to protect and restore your tooth to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. A root canal can be done in one or two visits.