Root canal is commonly misconceived to be a painful dental treatment; however it should bring no more discomfort than that of a regular filling!

If you are experiencing severe pain in your tooth due to the tooth pulp becoming damaged or infected, you may need root canal therapy. At Perfect Teeth we believe a better understanding of root canal therapy helps lessen patients’ concerns.

What is root canal therapy?

A root canal treatment is a procedure that restores a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp, by removing the damaged tissue and restoring the integrity of the tooth structure by filling the void with a strong and durable filling. It is not uncommon for a tooth that has received root canal therapy to become brittle, to counteract this we can restore the strength of your tooth with a dental crown.

Your root canal treatment will most likely be performed over two appointments and you should experience no more discomfort than you would while receiving a regular filling.