When is a root canal treatment really necessary?
Do you get anxious just hearing those words? Don’t be afraid, getting a root canal treatment is much gentler than you think! Modern techniques and tools actually make the procedure painless. And don’t forget that this treatment is done to provide relief and preserve your natural tooth!
In short, endodontic treatment consists of removing the inner part of the tooth, that is, the infected or dead dental pulp, and cleaning the canals thoroughly. These canals are then filled with a biocompatible material, and the tooth is sealed. We perform this procedure to preserve a tooth that would otherwise have to be removed. A deep cavity or a trauma (fracture, accident, or shock) can quickly become a gateway for bacteria, which then head straight to the nerves and blood vessels! That’s why you should call us right away if you’re in doubt! Keep in mind that a root canal is much cheaper than replacing a natural tooth!