How is a Root Canal Performed?
A root canal is a multi-step procedure. First, Doc will review the x-ray of the infected tooth and then administer a local anesthetic to allow for a pain-free experience. Then, going through an opening in the crown of the tooth, she will remove the inflamed nerve tissue and clean the root canal thoroughly. This will ensure that infection and tissue swelling does not happen again.
The second step of the root canal procedure, requires the sealing of the cleaned root canal cavity. The root canal is filled with a plant based material called gutta-percha and a sealer. This is done to prevent fluids and bacteria from entering the cavity.
Finally, a crown is placed on the sealed tooth allowing the tooth to function normally and you to resume normal activity without pain.