A root canal is an endodontic treatment used to save a tooth with an infected or dead pulp (“nerve”) and prevent the infection from spreading. A root canal saves the affected tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. In the past, teeth with damaged pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment has provided us with a safe solution for saving the tooth and maintaining your natural smile.
It’s quite common to ask, “Is it necessary to get endodontic treatment?” Or, “What would happen if you leave a root canal of a diseased tooth untreated?” If left untreated, the infection could lead to:
The best way to prevent root canal failure is to visit Valleyview Dental that has the proper equipment and training. We have board certified dentists that are quality assured, many of whom are able to perform more complex or specialized endodontic treatments. We look after you every step of the way, and we communicate with you for the ideal restoration and long-term care of your tooth. During the root canal treatment at our clinic, we aim to make your treatment as swift and pain-free as possible. Book a root canal consultation to learn more.