24 Feb Root Canal Therapy Steps
Dental Radiograph (X-rays)
Intra-oral dental x-rays before, during, and after the procedure are essential.
Pulp Canal Access
A small hole in the crown of the tooth is made and the pulp canal system is accessed.
The canals are cleaned and shaped with hand or engine-driven rotary files.
After the canals are cleaned and dried, they are filled with a material. The filling material is seen in all three roots in the x-ray to the left.
A final layer of composite (the white material that is often used for fillings in your own mouth) is placed on the tooth to provide a hard, protective outer layer. A crown could also be considered if needed for extra protection.