Endodontics

Endodontics

What is a Root Canal?

Is a procedure performed to try to save a tooth that otherwise would have to be removed. Involves the removal of the pulp tissue (“nerve”), which is within the tooth roots, to keep the tooth and chewing function.

How is it done?
Almost always local anesthesia so be warned if you have any allergy or contraindication for administration is needed. During treatment several radiographs were made.

  • Through a strawberry placed on a turbine accessing the pulp chamber.
  • Infected tissues are removed and the ducts cleaned and prepared the roots with specific instruments.
  • The conduits are filled with a material of suitable properties.
  • Is placed on the crown of the tooth a filling (filling) provisional to be replaced with a permanent one.