Rebuilding the health of your tooth
A root canal is a procedure that is needed when the pulp inside a tooth dies. This can be due to a cracked tooth, a deep cavity or a tooth injury. In having a root canal, patients can save their tooth from having to be removed at a later date when symptoms, such as pain and swelling, develop into a larger problem.
Don’t be alarmed if you need a root canal. It’s a safe procedure where your dentist works to save the injured tooth by extracting the damaged pulp and sealing off the space. It’s quick and relatively painless — and saves your tooth from extraction.