At Centre dentaire Fancelli, our dentists perform root canals to save a damaged tooth.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure designed to remove infected tissue from around a tooth. This procedure may be necessary in cases where the tooth has developed or is about to develop an infection in its soft tissue.
Root canal treatment is sometimes the only way to save a damaged tooth from extraction.
Situations That Require a Root Canal
The following situations may indicate the need for root canal therapy:
- Deep decay that has reached the dental pulp where the nerve is located
- A broken tooth that a filling cannot restore
- Pulp irritated by trauma
- A tooth which requires a crown, but which requires additional support
Benefits of a Root Canal
A root canal treatment helps relieve your symptoms, save your natural tooth, and limit the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, your dentist can help halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience little discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.