During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called "gutta-percha". Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a filling and a crown for ultimate breakage-prevention!
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What does a Root Canal involve?
How long does it take?
A typical Root Canal appointment time can vary anywhere between 60-120 minutes and treatment may be done in 1 or 2 appointments, depending on the patient's tooth condition and dental history.
It is always recommended to book an examination appointment with the dentist prior to treatment!
*Note: After a root canal treatment, your tooth may be tender for the first week or two.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. A successful root canal treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants and/or tooth extraction!