Root Canals

So you need a Root Canal?

A root canal is a common dental procedure that involves removal of a tooth’s inner pulp. When the inner pulp, often referred to as the nerve, becomes infected or exposed, it will need to be removed. The root canal is the last line of defense in saving a tooth and preventing it from being extracted. Root canals take less than an hour to do in our office and are performed comfortably and easily.

Why might you need a Root Canal?

You may need to have a root canal performed if you had a cavity that was left untreated. Over time, the decay reaches the inner pulp of the tooth, infecting and compromising it. If a tooth has cracked or broken, it might have exposed the pulp as well. This requires a root canal to be performed to prevent further pain and severe tooth sensitivity.

What are the benefits of having a Root Canal?

A root canal is performed to save the tooth. Otherwise, the tooth may need to be extracted, resulting in a space and gap in your smile. Root canals are commonly done and are performed at your own convenience. We can do root canals on any tooth within the mouth, saving the tooth’s overall structure and avoiding the need for a full extraction.

What can you expect during the procedure for Root Canals?

The area that will be having the root canal is anesthetized for your comfort. Dr. Jess Chhokar will then place a dental dam around the affected tooth to prevent bacteria from getting into the roots of the tooth. The decay is removed and the inner pulp fully exposed to be removed. Dr. Jess Chhokar will then use special instruments to remove the pulp and clean out the root canals of the tooth. The canals are filled with a special medicated material and closed off. The dental dam is removed and you are ready to go home.

If you’re interested in Root Canals treatment for your child, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.

All services are performed by a general dentist.

You may need to have a root canal performed if you had a cavity that was left untreated. Over time, the decay reaches the inner pulp of the tooth, infecting and compromising it.