Root Canals

Root Canals in UNion City

A root canal procedure is when the nerve within the tooth is removed and the space where the nerve resides is reshaped and filled with an inert material. There are several reasons why a root canal procedure is needed. The most common being decay which has entered the nerve space or pulp. Decay is composed of bacteria so when bacteria enters the pulp, it must be eradicated before it spreads to the bone thus causing more pain and infection. Another reason a root canal would be performed is an exposed nerve due to tooth fractures. Root canals are usually performed in one appointment. After the root canal procedure, the tooth will either require a crown or a filling as the final restoration depending on the location of the tooth as well as how much tooth structure is remaining.