Need a root canal? Don’t be anxious. Millions of teeth are treated and saved through root canal treatment every year.
When the soft tissue – called “pulp” – inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected, it can lead to pain or an abscess. In the past, infected teeth were usually pulled. Today, root canal treatment can save your tooth.
Root canal treatment involves one to three visits. Dr. Kim will remove the infected tissue, carefully clean and shape the tooth’s interior, then fill and seal the tooth. If your tooth has extensive decay, we may suggest placing a same-day crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking.
As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.