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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to treat infected or damaged teeth. When the soft tissue inside the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected or damaged, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. A root canal is a treatment option that can help to remove the infected or damaged pulp, relieve pain, and save the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment Process

The root canal process typically begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. The dental professional will then create an opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. Using special dental instruments, the infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the pulp chamber and root canals.

Once the infected or damaged pulp has been removed, the pulp chamber and root canals will be cleaned and shaped to prepare them for filling. A special filling material, known as gutta-percha, is then used to fill the pulp chamber and root canals. The opening in the tooth is then sealed with a temporary filling to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration can be placed.

In some cases, a crown or other type of permanent restoration may be necessary to fully restore the tooth. This will typically be discussed with the patient prior to the root canal procedure.

Overall, a root canal is a common and highly effective dental procedure that can help to relieve pain and save an infected or damaged tooth. If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a dental professional as soon as possible. Call us now!

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