A root canal is recommended if the nerve in a tooth dies from decay or injury. The center of the tooth, including the nerve and blood vessel tissue (pulp), is removed along with decayed portions of the tooth. The roots are filled with a sealing material. The tooth is filled, and a crown may be placed over the tooth if needed.
First, let us say that everything we do is to prevent the need for a root canal in the first place! Which is why regular visits can be so important. But when one is necessary, our goal during the procedure is to make you as relaxed and comfortable as possible, and we take our time, fully explaining each part of the process, to give you that peace of mind that you want and deserve.