When you think about a root canal, you likely picture a painful dental treatment, but actually it’s very similar to having a cavity filled, with minimal pain and discomfort.
Root canal therapy removes the infected pulp from the central part of the tooth, shapes the pulp space, and fills it with a resin sealer to keep bacteria from re-infiltrating it.
When a tooth becomes infected there are only two options to remedy it: removing the entire tooth or removing the infected pulp. Once the infected pulp has been removed, the tooth can be restored back to ideal form, function and esthetics.
In fact, the procedure has more than a 95% success rate.