The root canal is where the nerve of the tooth resides. It connects your tooth to your nervous system, which communicates pain when the tooth is infected with bacteria. The root canal therapy removes the tooth nerve from the root canal and fills it in with a composite material to maintain the structural integrity of the tooth’s root. Cleaning out and filling in the root canal is a great way to relieve pain and swelling in an infected or traumatized tooth. This procedure can prevent tooth loss, and you can keep your real teeth and prevent future infection in that tooth.ection.
Trauma to a tooth can cause severe nerve pain. It can occur from a crack, a deep cavity, or other kinds of damage that has nothing to do with bacterial infection. Sometimes a root canal combined with a crown will be needed to permanently relieve your tooth pain, and repair the appearance of your tooth.
Typically root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a filling, and we offer comfort options that can put you in a calm, relaxed state while you receive the benefit of the root canal therapy.