What Is Involved in a Root Canal Procedure?

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A root canal is a standard treatment used to treat severe tooth decay problems. It’s one of the best ways to save natural teeth. Here at Southwood Dental Studio, we recommend this treatment to patients only after a thorough examination of the affected tooth/teeth.

How a Root Canal Works

Tooth extraction should be the last option as it could alter the bite and weaken your jaw. If your natural tooth and its socket are in good condition, your dentist may recommend a root canal. Here is the process explained:

  • Your dentist will remove the upper surface of the tooth to access the affected nerves and pulp easily.
  • They will then remove these damaged nerves and thoroughly clean the insides of the tooth.
  • Once they are satisfied that the decay and bacteria have been removed, the hollow portion of the tooth will be filled with an inert agent. The tooth will then be sealed, and a dental crown will be placed above to protect the tooth.

The root canal process is completed within a few visits and isn’t painful. If you are concerned about pain or discomfort, you can inquire with your dentist about sedation dentistry options. If you would like to learn more about our root canal services, contact us at Southwood Dental Studio in Aurora today.

-Dr. Agrawal

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