Root Canal Procedure

The process of a root canal is as follows:

  • The dentist administers a local anesthetic, sometimes called freezing.
  • A rubber dam is placed around the tooth to prevent saliva and its bacteria from entering the tooth during treatment.
  • The dentist makes an opening in the tooth in order to reach the root canal system and the damaged pulp.
  • By using very delicate dental instruments, the pulp is removed and the root canal system is cleaned and enlarged.
  • The canal is sealed.
  • The opening is covered with a temporary or permanent filling.

If you have questions or feel that you may be a candidate for a root canal, just call our office and discuss the procedure with one of our skilled professionals.  We will be glad to answer any of your questions and reduce any concerns you may have about this procedure.  Whether you are an existing patient or a new referral, we are happy to speak with you.

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