Root Canal Treatment

Your dentists recommended a root canal therapy, and now you are freaking out. Well, you shouldn’t! Because thousands of root canal therapies are performed every day in the US. Here is the step by step guide on how root canal therapy is performed.

Why do you need a root canal?

A root canal is an endodontic treatment that is performed inside your tooth. When tooth decay takes charge of your tooth and starts spreading rapidly to the roots, affecting the tooth pulp, a root canal is performed. Removing tooth decay is essential, as it can cause severe infection and health problems.

Root canal procedure:

How long does a root canal take?

After your dentist examines your oral health and suggests a root canal treatment, you might need only one or two dental visits to get it done.

Pretreatment examination

Your dentist will take a radiograph of your tooth to examine the condition. Once, this step is done, your dentist will give you an anesthetic shot (IT WILL NOT HURT AT ALL).

After that, a dental dam (a small shield made from vinyl and rubber) is placed on the spot of treatment to prevent saliva from entering the space. This will help your dentist to perform the therapy cleanly.

Let the treatment begin!

These are the root canal steps your dentist will be performing.

Drill the teeth:

Firstly, your dentist will drill your teeth until the pulp chamber is visible. 

Remove the dead pulp:

And, remove the decay or dead pulp from the tooth and clean it entirely.

Clean and disinfect the tooth:

After the removal of both the pulp and the surrounding nerves, it’s time to sterilize it with disinfectant solutions.

Reshape them tooth:

Now, your dentist will shape them for the filling. 

Fill it!

And finally, your dentist will fill the root with gutta-percha (a rubber-like decomposable material) with cement to adhere with the roots.

Also, seal the filling:

Now, your dentist will put it to an end by temporarily filling the root canal filling.

Removing the dental dams!

The next step would be removing the dental dams.

In special cases:

If the tooth is too weak to withhold root canal fillings, your dentist will place a metal or a plastic pot to help retain the filling.

Post-treatment steps:

Congratulations, you have officially made it! After the treatment is completely performed, your dentist will prescribe some antibiotics to prevent the occurrence of infections.

When do you need a root canal retreatment?

There is one major step which people tend to be careless with i.e. permanent restoration of tooth structure. This step ensures sealing the tooth completely. Your professional dentist will recommend the best type of restoration for you. If you miss this step, your root canal filling will be seized by bacteria again and you will need a root canal retreatment.

Are root canals safe?

Your root canal specialist in Dallas makes sure that every equipment is safe and cleaned properly. Also, during Covid-19, Smile Bar Dallas takes extra precautions to make sure you get the best treatment in the best health.

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