With advancement of technology, a root canal procedure, in most cases is now a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort. In the past, teeth with diseased nerves had to be extracted. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged.

What causes a tooth to need a root canal?

With advancement of technology, a root canal procedure, in most cases is now a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort. In the past, teeth with diseased nerves had to be extracted. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged.

A root canal allows your Anchorage dentist Dr Ken Chang to remove the pulp, clean the canal and re-seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth form further decay. After the dentist creates an opening through the crown of the tooth and into the dental pulp chamber, the pulp is removed. The canal is cleaned out, and the pulp chamber is permanently filled. Then a temporary filling will be inserted. Lastly, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.