WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
After numbing the area, we access the pulp chamber and canals. The infected pulp is removed and the internal area is disinfected, including the canal(s) all the way to the root end(s). Each tooth can have different shapes and numbers of canals, and it takes time to locate and clean each canal individually. Medication is placed into the root canal system to target the infection within the root system. At the next appointment, we will fill those canals and the pulp chamber with an inert, biocompatible material, and seal it permanently with adhesive cement. The access hole will have a temporary filling to seal off the area after each visit, until the completion of the root canal procedure, where a permanent restoration such as a crown is normally required.