A root canal is performed when a tooth is badly decayed or infected to save the affected tooth. During a root canal, the infected or decayed nerve and pulp are removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Without root canal therapy, teeth suffering from this level of advanced decay run the risk of causing a serious infection in the surrounding tissue. This can result in an infected abscess and eventual extraction of the tooth.
Root canal therapy is a standard and uncomplicated procedure that we regularly perform at The Parks of Bedford West Dentistry. If you need a root canal, don’t be worried. We will be happy to walk you through the procedure beforehand and provide you with all the details you need to make you feel at ease.