Root Canals   


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 sealing it with a filling material. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.

What to Expect During a ROOT CANAL
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f you think you need a root canal, consult us ! There are a number of steps that occur over a few office visits:

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

Anesthesia – local anesthesia is administered to the affected tooth. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is no more painful than a filling.

Cleaning and Disinfection of the root canal system - The dentist or endodontist cleans the space inside of the tooth and disinfects it with chemical agents and/or lasers.

​Root canal Filling : The dentist or endodontist fills the tooth with an inert material. He may decide to re enforce the tooth with a post.