Relieving Pain and Infection
What is it and when is it appropriate?
A Root Canal is a sophisticated filling within the roots of a tooth. Your tooth has a hollow root that is filled with a tiny nerve and vascular bundle. When damage to a tooth reaches this very delicate area it can cause pain and infection. A root canal procedure removes the offending tissue and fills the space with a sealing material.
What are the benefits?
If a root canal procedure is performed you will be able to maintain the tooth for many years and in many cases for the rest of your life.
What is the procedure?
Dr. Kvinsland will remove the offending material which in most cases brings rapid relief to the symptoms. He will then fill the tooth with a sealing material. In most cases a crown will be needed to protect the tooth.
Common Concerns and Questions
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Patients who have never had a root canal procedure often associate it with pain. This is not the case. The procedure actually resolves the discomfort you are feeling when you need a root canal.