Root canal treatment is a dental procedure employed when teeth are severely decayed or infected, aiming to relieve pain, resolve infection, and restore the natural tooth. Within our teeth is a soft dental pulp consisting of nerves and blood vessels housed in the root canal system. When bacteria invade this space, the pulp gets infected, necessitating a root canal, where the dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the canals, and then seals them.

Depending on the tooth’s condition, a protective artificial crown might be suggested post-treatment. Contrary to common belief, the procedure is straightforward and typically as comfortable as regular tooth restorations. Sedation options are available for added comfort.