A root canal is a procedure that is required when the tooth has decay or a fracture that has extended to the tooth nerve. It can relieve severe pain. Sometimes, a root canal is needed for a tooth that has already lost its nerve tissue. In this case, a root canal prevents a painful infection from developing underneath the tooth. With the help of local anesthetic, a root canal is a painless dental procedure that can add years to a tooth and thus smile and chewing stability.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or have a dental emergency, contact us at Museum Smiles for a dental exam.