Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canal treatment removes the damaged part of the tooth and infected nerve tissue. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.
Am I a candidate for Root Canal Treatment?
You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canal treatment and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience with Deeragun Dental.
What should I expect during my Root Canal Treatment?
If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anaesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown if necessary.