Root canal treatment falls into a field of dentistry called endodontics, which deals with the nerve, or sensitive inner portion of the tooth. Root canal treatment, and other related endodontic procedures, have helped millions of patients overcome poor tooth health and frequently reduce painful problems. With root canal treatment, your dentist removes the inflamed, infected or necrotic (dead) nerve from inside your tooth, giving the area a careful cleaning and then inserting a root filling material into the root where the nerve originally was. This prevents the tooth rot from being exposed, protecting your jaw from possible infection that can enter through the tooth.
Root Canal Treatment over the years
Root canal treatment and other endodontic procedures have evolved a great deal in the last few years. Through endodontics, it is now possible to predict, treat and save a tooth that, just years ago, would have required extraction. At The Dental Clinic, our highly skilled endodontists will be pleased to discuss endodontic treatment with you should this area of dentistry be required as part of your personal treatment plan. You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable dental professionals who can guide you through treatment and ensure you know all you need to about endodontics.