Root Canal Therapy Process
Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure to treat infection or damage within a tooth’s pulp (innermost soft tissue). Here’s a summarized breakdown of the steps involved:
- Illustration depicting a healthy tooth and root.
- Illustration depicting a decayed tooth with a pus-filled sac (abscess) at the root.
- The decay is removed, and an opening is made through the tooth’s crown into the pulp chamber.
- The pulp tissue is removed from the root, and the root canals are cleansed, shaped, and disinfected.
- The root canals and pulp chamber have been filled.
- Suppose there is not enough tooth to hold the restoration. In that case, a post may be placed in the root canal to help retain the core (filling) material, which supports the restoration (crown).
- After the root canal procedure, the top part of the tooth is repaired and restored.