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What is Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment strives to save your tooth when the inside or the nerve chamber has become infected or exposed, thus avoiding the need for an extraction. Over the years it has become associated with much pain and discomfort. However, it is important to note that a root canal procedure aims to eliminate pain and does not cause it. At Inline Smiles, we use the latest technologies to make this procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

A root canal procedure generally requires several visits. The following is an overview of what can be a complex and intricate procedure. At the first visit, the nerve is removed from the tooth and a sedative dressing applied. The second visit entails preparing and cleaning the inside of the tooth. While the third visit involves filling the tooth with an inert material. Sometimes more visits may be required and also, a few cases will be referred to a specialist due to their complexity. The final outcome ensures you are pain-free and are able to keep your tooth. Root Canal procedures weaken the tooth and it is for this reason that we may recommend a crown following your root canal procedure.