Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants and dental bridges.
Dr. Modani is proficient in root canal treatment of both front and back molar teeth and has been performing Root canal treatment since 2005 and have saved thousands of teeth from getting extracted.
The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
You may need a root canal treatment if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This treatment usually involves local anesthesia. It may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Root canal treatment are 90% successful.
For more information about root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.