When you have a tooth with nerve damage from decay or infection, a root canal treatment is often the best solution to save the tooth. Keeping a natural tooth can help avoid a wide variety of issues such as needing an artificial tooth, alignment issues, and jaw issues. A tooth does not necessarily need the nerves to function properly, so the root canal process won’t cause damage to the tooth.
A root canal treatment is a procedure that requires a highly skilled professional using special equipment, which is why it is important to ensure your procedure is done by a reputable dentist with ample experience performing the procedure such as Brechon Dental.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and a rubber dam is used around the area to prevent bacteria from spreading. A hole is made in the tooth to allow your dentist to reach the pulp at the center and to use a specialized tool to clean out the infected nerves. The area is thoroughly disinfected and then sealed in order to prevent future infections from occurring. A dental crown is used to restore the look and strength of the top of the tooth.