Why is it so important to keep cavities away, or fill them when they develop? Because if a cavity is untreated for too long, the interior of your tooth can be exposed to bacteria and infected. This interior contains a bundle of nerves called the “pulp”. If the pulp of your tooth gets infected, it will have to be removed in a root canal procedure.
A root canal procedure involves a few steps. First, a hole is drilled into the tooth so that your dentist can remove the infected pulp. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned out to get rid of bacteria and filled with a composite protective material. Typically a crown will also be placed over the tooth to give it more protection and prevent further damage.
While endodontics can seem scary, it’s our mission to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. You’ll be given sedation options to make the procedure easy and painless.
Give us a call to ask about your endodontic procedure.