What it is. A root canal is the last course of action to save your tooth. When tooth decay becomes severe, or a tooth gets injured, it can cause an infection in the root and nerve of a tooth. In general, a root canal involves removing the infection and replacing it with a material to stabilize the tooth. We will then cap the tooth with a crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure.
Why we do it. There are some who believe that the easiest and cheapest solution to this problem is a tooth extraction. However, there are definite and irreversible consequences to this solution that lead to shifting and breaking of other teeth.
What to expect. Similar to other dental visits, you should expect root canals to generally be completed in one visit, to be pain-free and to return to your regular lifestyle when leaving our office.