What happens during a root canal?
Using advance dental technology and updated techniques, root canal treatment is now easy and efficient. We know that root canals have a reputation as being difficult and uncomfortable, but Dr. Singh is highly trained in endodontics (the area of dentistry that deals with the inside of your tooth), and he performs root canals that are virtually painless and stress-free.
Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected due to periodontal disease or severe decay. Once the infection reaches this interior portion, a root canal is needed to eliminate infection and preserve the tooth.
Using specialized instruments, Dr. Singh will carefully remove all infected material, and the tooth is then filled with a medicated dental material to make sure that all infection is completely eliminated. Root canal treatment has a very high rate of success in saving teeth, and the treatment usually lasts a lifetime.
There really is nothing to be worried about if you need a root canal. But we know that you may experience some anxiety about the procedure, and we want you to be completely comfortable during treatment. When you make your appointment, we will be happy to talk to you about sedation options that will help keep you calm and relaxed.