Root canals may sound intimidating, but this safe, effective and routine procedure is performed millions of times per year.
Beneath the enamel and dentin in your teeth is a soft tissue called pulp. Root canal therapy is required when that pulp becomes infected or damaged. The pulp is removed, and the space is filled and sealed.
You may hear incorrect information about root canals. In fact, the Canadian Dental Association has cautioned that misinformation about this procedure circulates in the public domain. A modern root canal treatment is quite similar to a routine filling.
After the root canal therapy is performed, your tooth may need to be restored with a crown. Our dentist will advise you on every aspect of your root canal therapy.