Root Canal Treatment

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. It can happen when a tooth has a decay that infects the pulp, a tooth undergoes multiple dental procedures or has a large filling, or if a tooth has a crack, or dental trauma, or tooth infection that turned into abscess.

What happens during a Root Canal Treatment?

Because the procedure involves the most sensitive portion of the tooth, the first step of the procedure is administering local anesthesia. Next, doctor removes caries and gains access to the pulp. Then she will use specialized endodontic files to clean and shape the canal system and then fill it with a dental filling material. Depending on a severity of a case, root canal treatment may require 2 or more visits. After the procedure is complete, you will be required to return to your dentist for a permanent restoration.

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