We all know the name, but what, exactly, is a root canal?
A root canal is treatment designed to clean out the inside of a tooth that has been infected by bacteria. In an endodontic procedure, we first drill down into the infected tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned of bacteria and the infected nerve material. This includes drilling down into the passages, or canals, of the tooth roots to ensure that all infected material is removed. Once the infected material is removed, the tooth is filled with rubber or other filling material.
To learn more about root canals and how they can be used to maintain your dental health, please contact Wall Street Dentistry today to schedule an appointment at our Albertville office.