A root canal is most commonly needed to correct decay that has reached nerves or oral trauma or injury to the tooth that’s causing the nerves to die out.
The procedure is done using a local anesthetic and is relatively simple for the patient. After creating access with a dental drill, your dentist can locate and remove the effected nerves. Once the nerve is out it is replaced with a plastic filler material. Many patients will typically require a dental crown to correctly restore the tooth. The majority of our patients experience little to no pain during or after this effective procedure.