Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

Root Canal in Madison

Dr. Andrew Aiken
Dr. Drew Shessel

A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at saving a severely damaged or infected tooth. During this treatment, Dr. Martin removes the infected or inflamed pulp from inside the tooth, cleans and disinfects the root canals, and then seals them to prevent further infection.

This procedure is best necessary when the pulp becomes infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or trauma. Without treatment, the infection can spread, leading to severe pain, abscess formation, or even tooth loss.

Although root canals have a reputation for being painful, modern techniques and anesthesia ensure that patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. After the root canal, the tooth is typically restored with a filling or crown to protect it and restore its function.

Root canals are highly successful and can save a tooth from extraction, preserving the natural smile and oral health. Have more questions about root canals, click here.