What Is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is used to save and repair a tooth that is either badly decayed or infected. The treatment includes removing the nerve and pulp, and cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth.
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Have Questions About Root Canal Therapy?
- How painful is a root canal? Many feel root canal procedures are painful, but the majority of patients report that the treatment is comfortable. We have a variety of techniques to make you comfortable and your root canal painless, such as anesthesia and nitrous oxide.
- How successful are root canals? Root canal treatments are highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Treated teeth can be viable for many years after a root canal when they are restored properly with a post, core, and crown. Consistent routine dental visits are always recommended to ensure the health of the tooth.
- Are there any potential complications with root canal treatments? In some cases, a new infection can emerge after a root canal despite the best efforts to clean and properly seal the tooth. Sometimes a retreatment procedure can be successful, other times endodontic surgery must be tried to save the tooth.
- Does my tooth require a restoration after root canal treatment? A dental restoration offering full coverage protection such as a dental crown is the appropriate and the recommended restoration in addition to a post and core to give the treated tooth the strength to function like the rest of your teeth in your mouth!