Endodontic Services (Root Canal Treatment)
When a tooth’s root is damaged and it becomes infected, inflamed, and painful, root canal treatment (also called endodontic treatment) may be the best solution. The root canal procedure begins with your dentist anesthetizing the tooth and the area around it. Your dentist will then create an opening through the root canal into the pulp chamber and remove any infected or inflamed tissue. They will then clean the root canal and prepare the area for the next stage of root canal treatment: filling. Your dentist will fill the opening with a permanent material to keep the root canals free of infection or contamination, and the endodontic services are finished off with a crown, which prevents irregularities in the appearance of the tooth.
If you have an abscess or tooth pain, you may need endodontic services (root canal treatment). For more information or to determine if you need root canal treatment, find a Lifetime Dental near you or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.