Damage or trauma to a tooth can result in injury of the soft inner tissue, leaving it susceptible to infection. This infection can cause pain and lead to the loss of the tooth. We perform root canals to remove the injured soft tissue in order to prevent, or to resolve, infection.
What is root canal treatment
During a root canal procedure a small hole is drilled in the tooth to access and remove the injured soft tissue. The remaining area is then cleaned and sealed to prevent future infection. After root canal treatment the tooth is typically protected by having a crown placed.