Root canals are necessary when the pulp layer of your tooth becomes infected. When your tooth nerve goes bad, it becomes sensitive to chewing, heat and cold. Infection can lead to the loss of your tooth, so it is necessary to remove the infection with root canal therapy. The procedure is generally comfortable and saves your natural tooth, prevents the spread of infection, and returns your smile to complete health. We offer local anesthetic or even sleep sedation for completely painless root canals. Once numb, your infected tooth is cleaned out and medication is applied to reduce infection and swelling. A sealer is then used to seal, fill and protect your tooth root. A crown (cap) is placed after a root canal to prevent your tooth from breaking or cracking.
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