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Root Canals

Root Canals

Root Canal saves the overall structure of the tooth, preventing it from being extracted.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is performed when the inner pulp, or nerve, of the tooth has become compromised or infected. This procedure saves the overall structure of the tooth, preventing it from being extracted. Dr. Kang will fully remove the pulp from the tooth, eliminating the pain and sensitivity that you’re currently experiencing. Root canals are common dental procedures that take less than an hour to complete in our office.

Why would you need a Root Canal?

Most often, our patients will need a root canal if they have tooth decay that has been ignored and allowed to get to the inner pulp, or nerve, of the tooth. In other instances, a crack, fracture or break may expose the pulp, causing severe pain and intense sensitivity. In either case, a root canal is necessary in removing the pulp and eliminating the discomfort that goes along with it. The procedure will help to save the tooth from being removed entirely.

What makes you a good candidate for a Root Canal?

To determine if you’ll need a root canal, you’ll come into our Sudbury Dental office and have an exam and x-ray. This will allow Dr. Kang to determine if the pulp has been infected or exposed and will need to be removed. The procedure itself is relatively easy and straightforward, so most patients who need a root canal are able to have the treatment done. We will help to answer any questions you may have regarding root canals.

What happens during the procedure for a Root Canal?

The first step in visiting our Sudbury Dental office for a root canal is numbing the area to make the procedure more comfortable. Dr. Kang will then remove any decay and expose the pulp. The pulp, or nerve, is then removed completely and the long canals of the tooth are cleaned with specialized instruments and tools. The canals are filled with a specialty medicated material and then the hole that was made in the tooth is filled. Our job here at Sudbury Dental is to perform the root canal in a way that is both effective and comfortable for the patient.

If you think you may need a root canal or want to know more about this procedure, call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff members who can help in answering your questions.