Root canals can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges in the future.
A root canal is necessary when the pulp (the nerve inside the tooth), suffers from inflammation, infection or becomes necrotic.
This is normally caused by:
- Deep decay.
- Repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.
This treatment has evolved greatly in recent years and today it is very painless, quick (usually one hour-long session) and more efficient than ever. At Cosmetic Dental Care we also offer different options for patient sedation, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas). However, local anesthesia is usually all it takes to successfully and painlessly perform this procedure.