Root Canals work as solutions to issues surrounding the pulp tissue inside a person’s tooth. This very sensitive area is particularly reactive to disease and internal conditions. If the pulp in a tooth becomes infected, then it can result in severely painful inflammation.
When treating these issues, we first perform an examination to evaluate if a root canal will actually be effective. The process for the root canal is as follows:
- The teeth receive local anesthetic to numb them
- A small incision is formed
- Once the pulp is visible, dead tissue is extracted
- The chamber and its canals receive an antibiotic rinsing
- The hole is then resealed
Root Canal Sensitivity
Often after a root canal procedure the tooth area can remain highly sensitive for a prolonged, but temporary period. This sensitivity can be handled with over-the-counter drugs and, in some cases, a porcelain crown can help provide additional protection.
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