Root canal treatment helps to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevents reinfection of the tooth and saves your natural tooth. During the root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, filled and then sealed.
A modern root canal treatment is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective.
Root canal treatment has these advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain