Root canal treatment is a procedure needed when the pulp (or soft tissue inside the tooth) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of decay or injury to the tooth. It can help save a tooth before it requires extraction.
Signs that you may need a root canal:
How is a root canal performed?
First, your tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic. We will then remove the decay and inflamed pulp tissue so that we can thoroughly clean and disinfect the tooth canals. Once this is complete, the canals will be dried and sealed with an antimicrobial material, called gutta-percha. The final step is to restore your tooth with a crown to prevent future fractures.