Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure for a tooth that is severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy can save a tooth from extraction and extend the life of your tooth for many more years.
A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length.
A root canal procedure means that we will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth tp reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.
Unfortunately, after root canal therapy, the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended this tooth be restored with a crown.
We encourage you to book a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss your options.