Root Canal therapy is used to save a tooth that has a diseased nerve. Inside each tooth, running like a thread down through the root, is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If it isn’t removed, your tooth will get infected and you could lose it.
After the pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. A crown is then placed over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!