What is a Root Canal?
When your teeth decay, or if they are damaged in an accident, it can cause the tiny canals in your teeth to become infected. That leads to diseased pulp inside your tooth, accompanied by extreme swelling and discomfort. A dental root canal is a treatment used to save a tooth that is decayed and/or infected to prevent surgical extraction of the tooth. The canals are filled and the tooth receives a non-toxic filling made out of tooth-colored, bio-compatible materials.