Root Canal Therapy
If you have been told you need Root Canal Treatment to save your tooth from extraction, it is important that you understand why this procedure is necessary and what happens during root canal therapy. Root Canal Therapy unlike the movies make it out to be is a relatively painless treatment and often patients don’t feel a thing.
A root canal treatment is used to save a tooth with an infected or dead pulp. The pulp is a tissue material that occurs inside each tooth, providing the tooth with nerves and nutrients and the pulp tissue can occasionally die if damaged or diseased. This procedure saves the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reconstructing the canal with a special filling material.