Root Canal

A root canal procedure becomes necessary when the innermost part of a tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. This can happen due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, cracks, or trauma. During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans the root canals, and seals them to prevent further infection. Following the procedure, a dental crown is often placed to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. Root canals are crucial in saving a tooth that would otherwise need extraction.