Endodontics in Burlington
Root canal treatment is a common but sometimes misunderstood dental procedure. In fact, it’s the best way to save a tooth that has been damaged and is at risk of infection.
Why would I need a root canal?
Each one of your teeth contains a bundle of soft tissue, called the pulp, in a tiny space called the pulp chamber or canal. If the tooth is damaged, the pulp can be exposed to infection, which can lead to a serious gum infection or the loss of the tooth. To prevent this from happening, and to save the tooth, we recommend root canal treatment for damaged teeth.
How does root canal treatment work?
The treatment works by removing the pulp and sanitizing the tooth to prevent infection. The pulp is removed through a tiny hole drilled in the crown of the tooth. Once the pulp has been removed, we fill the canal and restore the tooth with a dental filling and crown.
Aren’t root canals painful?
Root canals are performed under local anesthesia, so they’re painless. You may experience some discomfort and soreness after the procedure, similar to getting a tooth filled.
If you’re experiencing a severe toothache, call our office. It could be the sign of a damaged or infected tooth.