The underlying layer of the tooth is called the canal, where the dental nerves and blood vessels are situated. In case the tooth has deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings your tooth can become abscessed. In these situations, a canal treatment in mandatory.
Sometimes, a root canal treatment is the only way to save a tooth doomed to extraction and replacement. This treatment is focused essentially on healing inflammations and infections of the root canal. The objective of the canal treatment is to retain the tooth life span, maintain its normal functionality and assess its imaging, biological and clinical controllable state.
1. The dentist gives you a local anesthetic (freezing).
2. To protect your tooth from bacteria in your saliva during the treatment, the dentist places a rubber dam around the tooth being treated.
3. The dentist proceeds with a small opening in the tooth to access the canal and the damaged nerve.
4. Using precision tools, the dentist removes the nerve, clean and widen the canal.
5. After the cleaning, the dentist proceeds by closing the opening with a temporary or definite filling and sealing the canal.
Post treatment tooth rehabilitation.
Once the treatment is finished, our expertise in prosthetic care allow us to let the tooth regain its normal functionality and form. Check our Prosthetic services here.