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Root canal treatments are used to treat an infected tooth or protect a damaged tooth against the chance of infection. We use the treatment when a tooth has been damaged and the vulnerable soft tissues inside the tooth are exposed to bacteria.

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How does root canal treatment work?

The root canal treatment is very simple. Under local anesthetic, we drill a tiny hole in the tooth being treated, and we remove all the soft tissue from within the tooth. Then we seal the hole and restore the tooth with a crown.

Aren’t root canals painful?

Not anymore. Although they have a reputation for being painful, with modern technology and techniques root canal treatments are no more painful than having a tooth filled.

If you’re having severe toothaches or one of your teeth becomes very sensitive to heat and cold, it may be vulnerable. Contact our office to book an examination.