LES DENTAL GROUP
Dental root canal treatment is a crucial restorative dental procedure that can help save a severely damaged or infected tooth from extraction. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected or damaged pulp tissue from the tooth’s interior, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them with a filling or dental crown.
Root canal treatment can relieve the severe pain, sensitivity, and swelling caused by an infected or damaged tooth, prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or parts of the body, and preserve the tooth’s function, structure, and appearance. If left untreated, infected, or damaged teeth can lead to more severe dental problems, including abscesses and gum disease. At our dental office, we provide high-quality root canal treatment to help our patients maintain optimal oral health and prevent the need for more invasive dental procedures like tooth extraction.
How is Root Canal Treatment Performed?
The infected dental pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. A rubber sheet (rubber dam) is routinely used throughout the procedure to isolate the tooth to help disinfect the tooth thoroughly. This treatment is usually carried out with the use of a microscope and under local anesthetic.
Treatment is normally completed in a couple of visits, this will depend on the tooth needing treatment. Root canal treatment is successful in around 90% of cases. The alternative to root canal treatment is often removal of the tooth. If this happens, consideration can be given to replacing the tooth with an implant, bridge or partial denture.
Did You Know:
Most dental insurances cover 100% of a cleaning and exam. For those without insurance, ask about our in-house membership plan.