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Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is used to treat dental pain or infection caused by the inflamed or dead nerve, a condition called pulpitis.

Root canal therapy steps:

  1. An X-ray will be taken at the consultation visit to determine the need for a root canal.
  2. As with most dental procedures, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to numb the tooth before the endodontic treatment care begins.
  1. Then using special endodontic equipment including Endo Microscope, our Root Canal specialist will remove the decay and create an opening in the tooth to access the canals of each root. The number of roots varies depending on the tooth. See out Root Canal Before & After x-rays to see different examples. Anterior teeth typically have one root. Bicuspids, also know as premolars, have two roots. Molars are the largest teeth may have three to four roots.
  2. After the opening is created we will remove the damaged pulp, and clean each canal of any debris and infection.
  3. Then he will seal each canal with the special filling material, called gutta percha, to prevent any leakage to the canal or recurrent infection.
  4. Finally, a temporary filling will be placed over the tooth until your new, permanent crown is ready.