Root Canals

A root canal consists of the removal of the diseased pulp tissue of the tooth, followed by cleansing and sealing the pulp chamber and root canals. Root canals are great treatment options in that they offer you the ability to save your natural tooth instead of extracting it. By retaining your natural tooth instead of extracting it, your smile will look natural and your chewing abilities will not be compromised.

General steps for a root canal:

  1. 1. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth, and into the pulp chamber.
  2. 2. After the pulp is removed, the root canals are cleaned, enlarged, and shaped.
  3. 3. Medications are put in the pulp chamber and root canals to help eliminate germs and infection.
  4. 4. A temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth between dental visits.
  5. 5. At the second visit, the temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, filled, and sealed.
  6. 6. The final step is to place a permanent restoration. The final restoration that best fits your treatment needs will be discussed between Dr. Pressley and the patient before treatment ever begins.

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Root Canal Procedure