Root Canal Treatment
Despite what you may have heard or read online, a root canal treatment is done to successfully remove the infected tissue and bacteria throughout the canal so that you are relieved of the severe pain. The goal of the procedure is to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
Modern techniques and technology have helped root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require no more than one or two trips to the dentist or endodontist.
When Is Treatment Needed?
Usually, root canals are recommended when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed.