Root canal treatment is a procedure to relieve dental pain, remove the infection and save the tooth. The treatment is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged with or without the pain. During the procedure, an endodontist who specializes in such treatment removes decay and infected pulp inside the tooth, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space. The primary goal is to remove the bacteria and create a proper environment which allows for healing and continued maintenance the health of periapical tissue.
Modern endodontics offers advanced technologies in magnification, pain control, cleaning procedures and biomaterials, giving you many treatment options to save your natural teeth whenever possible.