Non Surgical Root Canal

Root Canal Molar Illustration

Root Canal Molar Illustration

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. In the center of teeth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to grow teeth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the teeth & gums.

How is a root canal performed?

Usually involving local anesthesia, non surgical root canals are performed by removing the diseased pulp and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and the treatment of dental pulp. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Patients are able to drive after this procedure.