When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected or a tooth has been damaged and needs repairing, a root canal treatment allows you to keep the tooth rather than having to extract it. At Summerland Dental Centre, we believe that the best option is always to save your natural tooth, which helps prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth which can be more costly in the long run.
Root canal treatments are regularly performed by all of our dentists here at Summerland Dental. The process is carried out under mild sedation or a local anesthesia which allows us to easily remove the pulp of the tooth in the canal. The canal is then filled with gutta percha and a dental crown is placed on the tooth. The dental crown protects the investment of the tooth by creating stability.