A root canal, is a procedure that removes bacteria and infected areas of a tooth. This procedure is often performed by an endodontist, but some dentists offer root canal treatments which are also known as endodontic therapy. After the inflamation and infection is removed, the tooth is disinfected and cleaned, then it is filled and sealed. A root canal is often thought of as a painful procedure, but it is only for a short period and will provide you with relief from tooth pain and save your natural teeth.
Several benefits to having a root canal include:
- No change to bite
- Chewing comfortably
- Natural tooth is saved
- Prevents wear or strain on the jaw and teeth