Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a dental procedure performed to treat an infected pulp-filled cavity at the root of a tooth. This therapy involves the removal of the decaying pulp, cleaning the canal, and sealing the tooth to prevent further decay. It may require multiple steps, and discomfort or sensitivity can occur during the healing process.
Post-Root Canal Discomfort:
Importance of Timely Dental Care:
Diagnosis and Evaluation:
Our dentist begins by taking digital X-rays to assess the extent of tooth damage, serving as a guide during treatment.
Accessing the Pulp Chamber:
A small hole is drilled into the tooth to reach the infected pulp.
The diseased pulp is carefully removed, and the canal is cleaned.
emporary Restoration (if needed):
In some cases, a temporary restoration is placed, and antibiotics may be prescribed to clear up any infection before the final sealing.
Sealing the Tooth:
Once the infection is resolved, the dentist seals the tooth to prevent further decay.
A post may be inserted to strengthen the tooth's structure.
The tooth is filled with a resin composite material.
Crowning the Tooth:
To protect the weakened tooth, a crown is placed over it.