A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become damaged by injury or infected by decay. A root canal will take the patient out of pain. A root canal also allows for restorative work to be done to save the tooth comfortably.
Root canals save the tooth and can help restore it to natural function. For the first step, your dentist numbs the area. Then an opening is created in the tooth to access the root’s interior. Your dentist will then remove the infected tissue, and flush and clean the area.
The root is then filled with a special sealing material. The opening is filled and sealed. A crown is then placed on top of this tooth to maintain its natural structure. Your tooth will now be saved and restored to its natural function!