Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
Modern root canal treatment is a very common procedure. It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will be able to bite and chew with ease in no time.
Advantages of root canal treatment:
- Pain free, normal chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Has a natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain