Root canal treatment is about treating the inside of the tooth where the nerve is. Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp has become infected or irreversibly inflamed. Root canal treatment is not necessarily painful, is very similar to having a filling, and you can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment. The causes leading up to an infected tooth needing this treatment can be very painful. The most common causes are deep decay, cracked tooth, failed restoration, or trauma to the tooth. Antibiotics are typically prescribed to aid resolving an infection before and following root canal treatment. After root canal treatment, the tooth is restored with a crown to support the remaining tooth so it can function like any other tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.
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Dr. Clifton is exceptionally good at root canal treatment and can handle all but the most complicated endodontic procedures without the inconvenience of referring you out to a specialist.