Nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural teeth and with the right care, your smile an last a lifetime. But problems like decay, disease, and or injury can threaten teeth and ruin smiles. Thanks to advancements in treatments and technology, many teeth can be saved. One way a tooth can be saved is with a procedure call root canal treatment. Let’s take a look at the root canal therapy process.

First, the endodontist will numb the tooth so you don’t feel anything during the process. A small shield will be placed over your mouth to isolate the tooth, keeping it clean and dry. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber. Fluid is flushed through the canals to kill bacteria and help rinse out debris inside the tooth. The endodontist then uses small instruments to finish cleaning out the pulp chamber and gently shape the inner part of the tooth. After the space is cleaned and shaped, the endodontist fills and seals the root canals.

In most cases, a temporary filling is placed until the tooth can be properly restored with a permanent filling or crown. This protects the tooth and is important to ensure the success of your root canal treatment. A tooth that has had root canal treatment often lasts a lifetime, so you keep smiling with confidence.

About DiGrazia Family Dentistry in Reno, NV

Dr. DiGrazia has years of experience performing root canal treatments in Reno, NV and does everything he can to help patients relax throughout the process. If you’re facing a root canal procedure and have any questions, you can fill out our general contact form or you can give us a call at (775) 786-2077. We always look forward to hearing from you.