What is a root canal?
A root canal is a procedure used to restore an infected tooth to health. In fact, sometimes root canal therapy is the only way to save an ailing natural tooth.
Your tooth features a natural space on the inside, which is filled with a soft material known as the pulp. The roots of your tooth are also hollow and filled with nerve tissue.
Sometimes this soft inner part of the tooth can become infected. Infection can occur due to advanced tooth decay or injury to your tooth. If left untreated, an infection could become very painful and could even lead to loss of the tooth or abscess (a serious infection).
In some cases, Dr. Kainth may recommend that you have root canal therapy to treat your infected tooth. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Kainth will make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed. We offer local anesthetic options for numbing as well as conscious sedation.
During your root canal, Dr. Kainth will remove all of the infected material from inside your tooth. He then cleans and disinfects the inner cavity to erase all traces of infection. The hollow left in your tooth is filled with a special rubberlike dental material, and the tooth is finished with either a filling or a custom crown.
Root canal therapy is a routine procedure that leaves our patients healthy and free of infection.