Root canal means that the nerve from inside of your tooth is removed. Root canal therapy is a procedure for treatment of teeth that are severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy allows you to keep your tooth, saving it from extraction.
We will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and will reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.
Unfortunately, after root canal therapy the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended that a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy be restored with a crown.
Dental procedures have risks. Prior to having a procedure, you should seek a professional opinion from a properly qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.