A root canal is a dental procedure where the dentist removes the root of the injured tooth. Usually, the tooth has suffered an injury such as splitting or cracking and, as a result, there has been severe tooth decay. The main advantage of a root canal is that the tooth itself is saved, as well as eliminating any tooth pain. A root canal will often take two or more appointments, depending on how extensive the damage is to the tooth. At these appointments, the dentist will evaluate the condition of your tooth, remove the damaged pulp and then seal the area.
After the root canal, the dentist will most likely suggest putting a crown over the tooth to prevent any further tooth breakage. This especially necessary if there was extensive restoration done. Dr. Konotopetz has extensive experience in performing root canals, and quality work and comfort of his patients is a top priority