The entire root canal procedure might take more than one appointment depending on the severity of the infection. When you come in for your appointment, we will evaluate your oral health and determine how long it will take as well as the best way to save your natural teeth.
Teeth that are severely decayed may need to be completely removed, but even so, there are restoration options available that we will go over with you.
After a root canal, dentures may be used if adjacent teeth are missing or extracted. They restore function and aesthetics, ensuring effective chewing and a natural appearance. Properly fitted dentures also help in distributing bite forces, protecting the treated tooth and preserving overall oral health and comfort.
If the roots of your tooth aren't infected, you will not need a root canal. A cavity is still decay, but not as severe and can usually just be fixed with a dental filling. These are made from white-composite resin materials that are durable and natural-looking and will protect the tooth from further damage.