Also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to treat infected or traumatized nerves (pulp) of a tooth.
It becomes necessary when a bacterial cavity extends deep into the tooth, reaching the pulp, or when the tooth has experienced significant trauma. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to the development of an abscess, which is an infection that can spread to other parts of the body.
The primary goal of root canal therapy is to remove the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth, clean and disinfect the root canal space, and then seal it to prevent further infection. This procedure allows the tooth to be saved and eliminates the need for extraction.
At Orchard Smiles, we understand that the idea of a root canal may cause anxiety or fear. However, with the use of local anesthesia and sedation options if preferred, root canals can be performed in a painless and comfortable manner. Our team is experienced in providing a calm and supportive environment to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
By undergoing root canal treatment, you can alleviate concerns related to infection, prevent further pain and discomfort, and preserve your natural tooth. Following the completion of root canal therapy, a dental crown is often placed on the treated tooth to restore its strength, function, and appearance.