The Steps of Root Canal Treatment
With today’s modern dental technology, getting a root canal is a simple and comfortable treatment option that is similar to receiving a filling.
- Before your treatment, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic; he may also use a dental dam to keep the tooth dry while he works.
- Your dentist will remove the damaged tooth enamel using a drill, then use tiny instruments to clear out the root canals inside the tooth, which contain the pulp.
- Once the pulp has been removed, your dentist will seal the root canals. In some cases, he may place medication in the root canals along with the sealant.
- A CEREC crown is prepared and cemented to the tooth to restore its shape, structure, and function, making it impossible to tell that your tooth has been treated.