What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment, or “Root Canal,” is a common dental procedure where Dr. Chauhan removes the infected or inflamed pulp (nerve) of a tooth to eliminate invading bacteria and prevent reinfection of a tooth.
How is a Root Canal procedure performed?
During this procedure, your tooth is anesthetized or “numbed,” so the procedure itself is painless. The infected pulp (nerve) tissue is removed and the space is then disinfected and cleaned before finally being filled and sealed to eliminate the possibility of reinfection.
Why is a Root Canal Treatment necessary?
Some common indications for Root Canal Treatment may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Severe, unexplained tooth pain
- Tender or swollen gums
- Extensive decay of a tooth
- Broken tooth
- Tooth trauma
- Pimple-like bump on the gums adjacent to a tooth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today to schedule an appointment to evaluate if you need Root Canal Treatment.