Endodontic treatment is also called a root canal. A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled. We offer options for sedation and anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment include:
Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above so we can determine if you need a root canal in Ancaster.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthening filler.
A cavity is the result of superficial decay of the enamel of the tooth. Left long enough, this decay can burrow into the deeper reaches of the tooth, causing extensive damage to tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, dentists can perform a root canal. This preserves the tooth and retains its original integrity; thereby, saving a tooth that in the past would have to have been pulled.
Root Canal Procedure