High-Tech Root Canal Therapy
Non-surgical Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is a dental procedure, performed with local anesthetic, which involves the removal of the nerve inside of the tooth because it has become irreversibly damaged or infected. This is usually due to the entry of bacteria into the centermost part of the tooth called the dental pulp (nerve). ROOT CANAL is a commonly used term for endodontic therapy or root canal therapy. This procedure involves the removal of the entire nerve system, as well as cleaning, shaping and 3-dimensional filling of the canal system with gutta percha and a dental sealer. The procedure enables you to keep your natural tooth, which is preferable to any type of replacement. Following root canal therapy, you then return to your dentist to have your tooth fully restored.
What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?
After the tooth is "numbed", a Small opening is made into the pulp chamber. The canals are located and measured, so they can be cleansed and shaped using a series of hand files and engine-driven instruments.
The canals are filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha and the opening is sealed with a temporary filling.
The tooth is restored by your dentist within a couple of weeks. Most often a crown is placed in order to protect the tooth. If the tooth lacks sufficient tooth structure, a post and core build-up will be placed prior to the crown.
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