What You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment
During a root canal procedure, a dentist removes the infected pulp of a tooth. Doing this restores the tooth’s health and prevents further complications. This also prevents removal of a diseased tooth.
So when does a patient receive this procedure?
- A root canal is performed to treat a tooth with severe decay and infection.
- Root canal treatment can be used to treat infections brought on by fractures.
- A root canal can also be used when other dental procedures fail to adequately remove an infection.
Your dentist can help you avoid a root canal, so don’t miss your next regular checkup.