Root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (known as living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal on a tooth is the treatment to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realised is that pulling a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to any new infections.
ProcedureA root canal procedure requires more than one appointments and can be performed by Dr.Maurice Vargas DDS.
You will be given care instructions after each seating. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.