Root canal treatment is the procedure to remove an irreparably damaged nerve inside your tooth. Your front teeth have a single canal and your back teeth have multiple canals.
There are many different reasons for us to recommend root canal therapy. You might have a dental abscess that is causing you pain or swelling. It might be that active decay has affected the nerve or pulp of your tooth. Perhaps you’ve experienced some trauma or fractured your tooth in an accident, affecting the nerve or pulp, even if it happened years ago. Whatever the reason, for us, root canal treatment is usually a last resort. But, if it means it saves your tooth from being extracted, then we’re all smiles.