Root Canal Therapy – It’s Not as Painful as You Think
The phrase “root canal therapy” leaves many with a bad taste in their mouth, but innovations in medicine and procedure have allowed dental offices to provide high quality, effective, and less uncomfortable root canal treatments. Bishara Dental has experienced staff that provides root canal therapies to local patients. Continue reading to learn more about the simple process of a root canal therapy.
What is the process of a routine root canal therapy with Bishara Dental?
Your root canal will be performed by an experienced oral surgeon who specializes in endodontics, the field of dental infections. Below is the step by step process of what you can expect during a root canal therapy.
- Local Anesthesia is Administered. After proper sedation, your specialist will provide you with local anesthesia to effectively numb the area. This is an important step in order to ensure the patient’s full comfort during and after the procedure.
- Dental Dam is Put in Place. A dental dam is a thin sheet of rubber that is placed over the affected tooth. It is used by the dentist to seclude the individual tooth from the rest of the mouth.
- Access Hole Drilled. Your surgeon will then drill a small access hole on the biting surface of the tooth. The hole is what will allow the team to clean out the infected pulp. Finally, the pulp, along with the nerve, will painlessly be removed. This step allows the individual to no longer feel the pain in the tooth as well as stops the spread of infection to the surrounding teeth.
- Root Canal Filling. After the canal is disinfected, the dentist will apply a filling to seal the area and prevent further issues from affecting the tooth.