What is a root canal?
While it is not always possible to save a very damaged tooth, a root canal frequently offers the best chances for success when an injury or infection has reached the tooth’s roots. Although root canals are among the most feared dental procedures, they are very straightforward and typically cause little or no pain.
The tooth is thoroughly numbed, and then a small opening is made through the crown and into the root chamber. The tooth’s canals are cleaned of infection and damaged tissue, then filled and sealed. If needed, posts can be placed in one or more canals to support the tooth. A temporary filling is placed until a final restoration is completed.
Modern dental techniques do an excellent job of minimizing both pain and healing time. You will likely be back to work as usual within a day or two after your root canal.
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