Root canal therapy is required when the nerve of any tooth gets infected or decayed. The pulp inside the tooth is made up of blood vessels and nerves. This living tissue and the bacteria that have infected it are removed and the space that is created is filled with specialized and medicated dental fillings. This procedure restores the condition of the tooth and affords full-functionality.
A root canal will require more than one appointment and our dentists and endodontists perform this treatment. A certain amount of sensitivity will persist post the treatment, which will subside even as the inflammation abates and the tooth heals completely. We will give you instructions regarding appropriate care after every appointment. Maintaining oral health and following a strict oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist will help in extending the life of the treatment.
Though root canal therapy is the sole option when it comes to saving a tooth that has an infected pulp, there are times when it is not the best alternative. If there is excessive erosion in the tooth structure, a root canal might not suit the purpose. This is when we will discuss alternatives like dental implants and offer you the best options.