Root canal treatment is often a feared dental procedure. With today’s modern technology the horror stories surrounding this treatment should be no more than a myth.
If a tooth is broken down to the point where the nerve becomes exposed, there are only two treatment options available: root canal therapy, or extraction. Root canal therapy allows us to clean up the infection and save the tooth instead of having to remove it. The success rate for root canal therapy is around 87% with the entire procedure being quick and painless usually lasting no more than 1 hour.