What is a root canal and why would I need one?
A root canal is a procedure that is often performed urgently to salvage a tooth that has been significantly affected by decay. Your dentist will give you the appropriate amount of sedation so you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. To begin a hole will be drilled into the center of your tooth so that the damaged pulp and nerves can be removed. This area will then be filled and a filling or crown will be placed to restore the tooth’s structure.