A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. Each tooth has tissue containing nerve fibers, or pulp, that run through the center of the root of your tooth. When this pulp dies as a result of a deep cavity or trauma, root canal therapy is needed to prevent worsening of pain or potential abscess and swelling. Removal of the infected and dying nerve, cleaning, shaping and sealing of the canals are all vital parts of the root canal procedure. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
This therapy involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown. Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of the treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.
If you are in need of a root canal, contact Celebration Dental today.