Root canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected or injured tissue (pulp) from inside the crown and roots of a tooth.
Once cleaned, the canal is disinfected, shaped, filled and sealed with natural rubber-like material called gutta percha. The opening of the tooth is then sealed with either a temporary or permanent filling to prevent future infection.
Root canal treatment may be done in 1 or 2 appointments. After root canal treatment, your tooth may be tender for the first week or two. Bad pain or swelling are NOT common. If this happens, call your dentist at Inova Dental.
Waiting too long to get a root canal can oftentimes result in tooth loss. This generally occurs when the root of an infected tooth has gone untreated for so long that results in bone loss. Many times, with severe furcation, it might be too late for a root canal and the tooth would need to be extracted.