Root Canal Treatment Ottawa
Root canals treat diseases or absessed teeth. Once a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it is necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue in the centre. This space is then filled and the opening sealed.
The dental procedure in which infected core of the tooth is removed and pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed is called Root Canal Therapy. It is also known as Endodontic Treatment. Inflammation in the roots of the teeth is the most common problem that leads to it and this treatment ensures that rest of the teeth remain safe from that infection. Traditionally, the tooth was extracted to avoid infection-spread but Root Canal Therapy allows a way where damaged teeth can be repaired. According to American Association of Endodontists, 14 million root canal treatments are done every year with 95% success rate.