A root canal procedure is required when the dental pulp tissue inside the tooth becomes inflamed or infected
Root canal therapy is also known as Endodontic therapy and is a usually a routine procedure which may cause little or no discomfort to the patient.
There are a number of different causes for infection or inflammation and the most common causes are tooth decay, repeated dental procedures, and a cracked or chipped tooth. This procedure is performed so that the patient can retain the functional and cosmetic look of their teeth. Your dentist will clean and shape the root canal with small files and irrigating solutions to create a channel. This channel is then filled with a sealant to prevent further damage.