Root canal treatment is used to save a damaged tooth from being lost to infection. Although it’s an often-misunderstood procedure, it’s essential to preserving the integrity of your teeth.
How does root canal treatment work?
When a tooth is damaged the soft inner tissue of the tooth can be exposed to infection. This infection can spread into the tissues surrounding the tooth, which can cause the tooth to be lost. When we perform a root canal to save a tooth, we remove the soft tissue and prevent the infection.
Aren’t root canals painful?
Root canal treatment involves drilling a small hole in the tooth. Most patients experience no more discomfort than if they were getting a tooth filled. The tooth may be sensitive for a few days after the procedure.
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