Root Canal Procedure
Root canals are generally completed in three visits. The first is for the preparatory discussion, which includes examination, diagnosis, and treatment plans. This is when alternative methods may be considered. This is also when an appointment should be set for the first phase of the procedure.
During the procedure, an anesthetic is used to numb the area, and a screen is placed to prevent any procedural debris from entering your throat. A small opening is drilled into the top enamel, and the compromised pulp is completely removed from the root canals. After that, disinfectant is used to eliminate any remaining bacteria or traces of infection.
Finally, your dentist will fill the spaces within the canals and provide a temporary filling to protect the sensitive areas. During your third appointment, the temporary filling is replaced with a permanent one, and a crown is added to restore the tooth’s surface to its original capability.