ROOT CANAL THERAPY
A root canal is a procedure done to treat and save a tooth that is damaged, infected or badly decayed. The treatment involves (1) removal of the nerves and pulp and (2) cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth.
The treatment procedure can take several appointments, depending on the complexity of the root canal and the severity of the infection. Root filled teeth often darken after treatment. However, with modern techniques, there are several treatments available to restore the natural appearance of a discolored tooth. Such treatments include whitening the root-filled tooth with whitening gel and/or masking the discoloration with a porcelain veneer or crown