ENDODONTICS


SERVICES

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT



When a tooth is cracked or damaged, and the pulp of the tooth is exposed, the tissue can become infected, and an abscess may develop. Besides extreme toothache and tender gums, this infection can lead to loss of a tooth. Root canal treatment is an oral endodontic surgery done to try to save the tooth by drilling a hole in the tooth to access and clean out the infected pulp of the tooth. The hole is then sealed to prevent reinfection, and a restoration of the tooth is done afterwards in a second appointment.