What is a Root Canal?
The technical term for a root canal is a pulpectomy because the procedure removes the inner, living tissue – pulp – from a tooth. Your Brandon Smiles dentist will then clean the inside canal, making certain to remove any infected or decayed tissue. Finally, your dentist will fill the canal. Dentists often recommend a crown after a root canal is completed.
A pulpectomy procedure can help save even a badly damaged or infected tooth. Furthermore, a root canal will assist in preventing the spread of decay throughout your mouth or even into your bloodstream. Modern dental techniques mean that no one can tell you had a root canal as the treated tooth will still appear completely normal.