Root canal treatment, otherwise known as endodontic treatment, focuses on the disorders of the pulp (the nerve of the tooth).
Endodontic treatment aims to eliminate pain and save a tooth with a diseased, infected or badly damaged nerve.
Signs that point to requiring a root canal include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues. You may require root canal without even having experienced any of these signs.
Our dentist will remove the inflamed or infected nerve before carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the canal. This channel inside the root will then be filled and sealed in place.
We may suggest placing a crown or other restoration device on the tooth to restore it to its full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.