This treatment is used to repair and save a tooth when the nerve has become badly decayed or infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without a root canal, the tissue surrounding the tooth could become infected and form abscesses.
A root canal can usually be performed in one or two trips to our office. X-rays are taken to see the shapes of the root canals and to look for any infection.
Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and any infection is cleared up, the tooth is sealed. A crown, or crown and post, will then be placed to provide protection and prevent the tooth from breaking by restoring it to full function.