Root canal therapy is a procedure done by dentists when the pulp of your tooth is infected. This pulp can be removed and should help prevent further oral health issues.
Root Canals & Your Health
A root canal therapy procedure may be important to maintain your oral health. Root canal therapy may be necessary if you develop or are likely to develop an infection in the inner pulp of your tooth. If an infection is present, it may be important to have a root canal to save the tooth.
What To expect during your root canal
During your root canal appointment, your dentist may take an x-ray to find out where the decay is located in your tooth. Then, your dentist may administer some local anesthetic before performing the procedure.
The dentist will then remove the diseased pulp from your tooth and prepare a filling for the area. The top of your tooth will then be sealed with a crown. Placing a crown over top the tooth can help prevent further infection and abscessing.
After your root canal
After your root canal procedure you will want to ensure that you are taking care of your teeth in between visits to the dentist. Practicing proper hygiene and visiting your dental hygienist regularly for cleanings will be important in the long-term maintenance of your smile.
If you have more questions about root canal therapy, please consult our dentists today.