Root Canal

Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment used to fix and save a tooth that is painful, badly decayed, or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, only the nerves (and invading bacteria) are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. No other part of the tooth is removed. In the past, root canals got a bad name because they tended to be uncomfortable. Presently, with modern materials, better anesthetics, and better techniques, root canals are rarely uncomfortable. Patients of Dr. Silvestro constantly comment how easy the root canal was after it was completed!
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