A root canal is used when a tooth or teeth are infected and the damaged nerves need to be removed. Root canal treatment performed by Centennial dentists is very successful and most teeth treated with a root canal last a lifetime. The final step of the root canal procedure is to seal the tooth with a filing or a crown so it will not be obvious that the procedure was performed.
Although there is a high success rate with root canals, it is possible for a new infection to occur after the procedure. In this case re-treatment can be performed or if necessary endodontic surgery is performed to save the tooth.