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Root Canals

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