Root Canal Therapy
Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends down to the tooth’s root which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save damaged teeth without having to fully extract.
During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-coloured inlay/onlay or crown using composite resin.
Root canal fillers usually last the same amount of time as most dental restorations, but will require inspection with each dental visit, to ensure they are withstanding daily use.