What to Expect from Root Canal Treatment at All Smiles Dentistry in TX
At All Smiles Dentistry, we’ve performed hundreds of root canals. The purpose of the procedure is to remove the tooth’s infected pulp. This need not be an uncomfortable process – in fact, sedation dentistry is available. Our doctors ensure that a local anesthetic is used to make sure the patient is comfortable during the procedure. Once the pulp is removed, a dental crown covers its visible surface and restores its function. You only lose the ability to sense hot and cold in the tooth.
Root Canal Procedure Steps
Any significant procedure begins with a complete examination, including an X-ray, to be sure the problem is completely understood. Then, an anesthetic is used (or sedation applied) and a dental dam is inserted over the area to protect the tooth from saliva and other irritants.
A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth and the pulp is cleaned from the pulp chamber and inner root canals. The root canals are filled with biocompatible materials and the opening is closed off using a temporary filling. In a second visit, this is replaced with a crown.
Once finished, you can take the following steps to recovery!