Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it.
The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.

What to Expect During a ROOT CANAL

  1. X-ray – if a dentist suspects you may need a root canal, they will take X-rays or examine existing X-rays to show where the decay is located.

  2. Anesthesia – local anesthesia is administered to the affected tooth.

  3. Access– an opening is made through the tooth and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.

  4. Filling – the roots that have been opened (to get rid of the disease pulp) are filled with a material and sealed.

After Your Root Canal

Your tooth may be sensitive for a few days after the procedure. This is normal, and taking medication can help lessen any pain or pressure you may experience.