Non Surgical Root Canal

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is performed on a tooth that has become infected or broken to the extent that the nerve, or pulp, of the the tooth has become exposed or diseased.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

How is a root canal performed?

A root canal involves removing the nerves and blood vessels from within the infected tooth and filling the canals with a filling material.  After a root canal, the tooth will most likely need protection from a dental crown to restore it to complete health.