What Are Root Canals?
A root canal is a treatment that repairs a significantly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The center of the tooth (the pulp) is a collection of blood vessels that builds up the tooth. If the pulp is infected and needs to be removed, this can be done with the non-surgical root canal procedure. Under local anesthesia for your comfort, the infected pulp tissue is removed, the canal is cleaned, disinfected, filled and sealed.
The pulp of a tooth can be affected by common symptoms such as a cracked tooth, a deep hole or cavity, or severe trauma to the tooth. Because preserving your teeth is our priority, we opt to save a deeply damaged tooth with a root canal before recommending extraction. Root canals are one of the most frequent dental procedures, occurring over 41,000 times per day and in 15 million cases each year. The term "root canal" refers to the cleaning of canals to the root of the tooth, which is a simple way to restore damaged teeth.
The last few decades have wrought incredible advances in dentistry and local anesthetics that have made this process nearly painless when conducted by advanced dental clinics. At Alfa Dental, we employ the latest in dental technology to bring comfort to your experience.