Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals
You’ve likely heard of this popular and effective procedure, but do you know what goes into a root canal treatment and why it might be prescribed by your dentist? Root canal therapy is used to treat injured, damaged, or infected teeth without the need for full extraction. During a root canal, your dentist or endodontist will remove the soft center of your tooth, known as the pulp. Removal of the damaged or infected pulp allows your dentist to carefully clean and disinfect your tooth, preventing reinfection. The tooth is then filled and sealed, and your smile is restored; pain-free and no extractions needed.