Root Canal therapy is a dental procedure that involves removing bacteria from the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the softer inside of the tooth, and if there is a deep infection, a root canal becomes necessary. This is typically one of the more critical stages of tooth decay and must be treated sooner rather than later.
An untreated infection in the pulp of a tooth can lead to further decay or further complications. The pain typically increases, and the tooth may become discolored. After the tooth is treated it increases the chances for the tooth to be preserved. In some cases, the patient may need a crown on the tooth as well.
If you are seeking root canal therapy, contact our dental office in Calgary SW for more information and to schedule an appointment.