Root canal procedure is an effective way of stopping the spread of infection by removing infected tissue and more importantly, it is virtually painless for most patients.

Root canal procedures are necessary when an infection spreads to the inside of the tooth, and start affecting the nerves. Symptoms of an interior infection include sensitivity to touch, cold and hot foods, as well as pain radiating from the tooth. If the tooth hasn’t been treated, pus can develop within the tooth and create an abscess. The procedure is designed to save the healthy portion of the tooth and avoid its extraction.

A root canal procedure takes 2 to 3 visits during which the dentist evacuates the infected tissues, disinfects the area and places a final restoration to seal the hole permanently.