Many people believe that removing or extracting a problematic tooth is the best solution. However, what is not realized is that other problems such as loss of chewing power and shifting of other teeth may actually arise.

In order to save an infected but otherwise sound tooth, the inside of the tooth (the root canal) is thoroughly cleaned and filled with special permanent medicine to seal it, after which a filling and possibly a protecting cap is placed so that your tooth maybe restored back to function. Root canal treatment is commonly performed and usually lasts a long time, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be treated due to new infections.

How long does a root canal treatment take?

Root canal treatments normally take about two hours to complete.