What is a Root Canal Treatment?

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

How is it done?

It is done almost always with local anesthesia, so be warned if you have any allergy or contraindication for its administration. During the treatment, several radiographiesmay have to be made.

Through a drill placed on a turbine accessing the pulp chamber, the infected tissues are removed and the channels are cleaned and prepared with specific instruments.The conduits are filled with a material of suitable properties. And a filling (filling) provisional is placed on the crown of the tooth to be replaced with a permanent one.