With the advances in dental technology, root canals are really no more uncomfortable than filling a cavity – they just might take a bit longer and involve the installation of a tooth cap.
The tooth contains soft sections called canals which contain nerves and nourishes the tooth. If bacterial infection reaches down to this soft area, the pain can be intense. The canal is cleaned of infection, a series of x-rays are taken to ensure that all the infected tooth pulp is removed. After that, the canal is packed with temporary filler and a temporary cap is fixed on the tooth. We will make a mold of your tooth in order for a laboratory to manufacture a crown. In a week or so, you will return and have the crown permanently placed.