The word alone, root canal, can make one cringe. However, with Glacier Dental’s advanced technology and gentle Doctors on staff, root canals are now a much easier process. A root canal is needed when the nerves of a tooth become inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay or cavities, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. After the infection is cleaned out, the tooth is covered with a tooth colored filling or crown, depending on what the Doctor recommends. Once the root canal process is complete, the treated tooth will function normally for years to come.
|Tooth with a healthy root.||When decay or damage goes untreated it can result in an infection to the nerves of the tooth.|
|After creating a small opening, the canals are cleaned out.||The cleaned spaces are filled with a material that will ensure complete sealing of the root canals.|