A Root Canal is a dental procedure that stops the pain of a diseased tooth while allowing you to keep that tooth – and your complete smile – in the process.
Located in the centre of the tooth beneath the enamel and dentin is the dental pulp, the vital section of a living tooth made of up nerve tissue, lymph tissue and blood vessels. When the dental pulp is damaged or diseased, the tooth begins to die and a root canal is needed to stop this painful progression and prevent tooth loss.
During a Root Canal, your dentist disinfects, cleans and shapes the affected tooth’s canals, then refills the open space, leaving you with a complete tooth and preventing further pain and infection.
If you experience tooth pain, discolouration, or swelling around your gums, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.