Root Canal Therapy
A “root canal” is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerve. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.
In years past, root canal treatments would take multiple long visits. Thanks to advances in technology and technique, the procedure can sometimes be completed in a single visit in less than an hour. In the treatment:
- The area around the target tooth is numbed, isolated and sterilized from bacteria
- The infected tissue from the canal is removed, and replaced by a rubber filling material
- The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown
- Severe tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Tooth becomes discolored
- Swollen, tender gums
Before & After
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