A root canal is typically needed when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of the tooth. When root canal treatment is performed, the pulp (center layer of the tooth) is removed. The inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and the canals are shaped and sealed with a filling material.
For a more detailed explanation of why a root canal is needed and what is done during treatment, click this link.
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
No. Root canal therapy does not cause pain, it relieves pain. Patients often say their root canal treatment is similar to a filling.
What happens during a root canal treatment?
Watch this short video if you would like to see what to expect during your treatment.
Hamilton County Endodontics 14757 Oak Rd Ste 400
Carmel, IN 46033
Michael P. Aslin, DDS
Blake T. Prather, DDS
Brian P. Tate, DDS