Most root canal procedures are non-surgical, and involve removing the injured pulp through the top surface of the tooth. Pulp is also commonly known as the “nerve”. When the pulp in your tooth becomes infected it can lead to pain to chewing, throbbing, thermal sensitivity and swelling. We specialize in performing root canal therapy under high-powered surgical microscope minimizing any unnecessary drilling of your tooth.
Once the infected pulp is removed, the canal(s) in the tooth are cleansed and shaped to remove all traces of tissue and bacteria. Then a sterile, inert material is placed in the canals to seal the tooth and prevent reinfection. Finally, a temporary medicated filling is placed in the access opening.
After the root canal procedure is completed at our office, your restorative dentist will usually seal the root canal access with a permanent restoration.