An infected or inflamed nerve can cause a lot of pain. You may find your tooth is very hot or cold sensitive and it hurts when chewing. We can perform a root canal – or endodontic treatment -- to allow you to keep your tooth.
The root canal system is the space inside the hard layers of your teeth. It consists of soft pulp with nerves and blood vessels. We give you a local anesthetic at the beginning of the procedure. Then, with fine dental equipment, we remove the infected, injured, or dead pulp from your tooth. We seal it, and sometimes top it up with a filling.
Root canals are the best way to rid a tooth of infection and keep its basic structure. Techniques have advanced and root canals are not the scary procedure they once were.