Endodontics, or root canal treatment, is an excellent option for saving even teeth that have suffered severe damage.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. Endodontic or Root canal treatment allows you to keep teeth that could not otherwise be saved. By saving the tooth root, we can prevent tooth loss and subsequent damage such as shifting of the remaining teeth, and osseointegration (damage to the jaw bone).
The Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal) Procedure
The first step in endodontic therapy is to remove the damaged and decayed portions of the tooth. As long there is enough undamaged tooth to serve as an anchor, the tooth can be repaired.
Once the diseased tooth pulp is removed, we will carefully clean and disinfect the remaining internal structure. It will then be filled with an inert dental filling material with dental cement to prevent re-infection from bacteria. Lastly, a filling to close the opening and/or to create the base for a crown.
Our Crowns page provides more detail on the procedures and materials involved in this step.
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