A root canal is required when the tooth’s pulp is damaged, which can result from injury or an extreme stage of tooth decay.
The root canal procedure – through which the damaged or dead pulp is removed – is a great way to relieve pain. When it’s indicated, it’s the only alternative to tooth extraction.
During the average of 2 appointments needed for the procedure, we determine the severity of the damage and thus the effectiveness of the root canal.
Following the procedure, we recommend installing a porcelain crown because the tooth becomes more brittle.
If you’re experiencing pain or swelling in or around any of your teeth, you may be in need of a root canal.