A root canal treatment is the process of repairing and saving a decayed or infected tooth by removing dead or infected nerves and pulp from its root canal. This is a popular procedure at Northwest Dental and can be completed easily at our office.
This process is also known as endodontic treatment. Infection in the canal may be a result of germs accessing the tooth through cracks, deep cavities or flawed fillings. The tooth is then said to be abscessed as a result of the pulp infection, which may lead to tooth pain and swelling. Therefore, the pulp has to be removed and the root canal cleaned and sealed, to avoid further damage to the tooth.