When a toothache arises, it may be caused by an inflamed or infected nerve within your tooth. When a situation arises where a tooth nerve starts to cause you harm, a root canal treatment may be necessary. Root canals can remove inflamed or infected nerve tissue from the tooth and allow you to keep your natural tooth.
In many cases we utilize the services provided by root canal specialists who can expertly and comfortably provide you with root canal treatments. During a root canal treatment, the dentist will provide you with local anesthetic before accessing the problematic nerve which is positioned in the middle of your tooth and extends down the tooth’s roots. Once accessed, cleaning and disinfection of the tooth can be completed. After cleaning and disinfection are complete, the dentist will seal the middle of the tooth with fillers to allow the tooth to heal and stay healthy. Often this process can be completed in one visit, but in cases of severe infection or inflammation it may require more than one visit for additional disinfection or cleaning.
After a root canal is completed, the tooth can be restored by your dentist. Depending on your particular situation a filling or a crown will be necessary to strengthen the tooth and restore it to good function. Your dentist will advise you as to which option is best for your particular tooth.