A conversation can easily turn sour when someone mentions the term root canal. Many people cringe at the thought of their friends and family needing one and are outright scared if they need it.

With recent progress in technology, root canals are not unpleasant at all. In fact, as long as you're receiving care from a qualified dentist, the only twinge of Pain you'll feel are from those blessed Novocain injections. Read actively for a basic guide on how the process works and you will have a relatively clear idea about what's going on to your tooth.

What is a root Canal?

This treatment consists of the dentist piercing a hole through the chewing surface of your tooth to reach the nerve inside the tooth which is called the pulp. 

The dough extends over the root of the tooth and must be removed so that the infection can be cured or avoided. Thin metal wires are inserted into the tooth up to the base of the root Canal and the pulp is extracted. This prevents it from being irritated in the future and causing pain that can result from infection, jaw or sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Once the pulp is removed, most dentists will fill the canals with a rubbery gel, the sealant effectively. This step will prevent bacteria from rendering it into the cavity and cause future problems for the patient.