What is a root canal? How long does it take? Does it hurt?

With today’s technologies and advancements, root canal therapy is generally a very comfortable procedure for most patients. The root canal procedure involves removing the nerves and disinfecting the canals in your roots and putting in a permanent filling material. This procedure generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete depending on the tooth being worked on. Keep in mind additional procedures such as a permanent filling and a crown may be required after your root canal procedure.