The Root Canal Procedure
To start, we’ll numb the area around your tooth so the most you will feel is slight pressure while we work. Then, we’ll make a small hole in the top of your tooth where we will clean out the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name). Once we feel sure we’ve gotten the infection out, we fill the canals with an antibiotic to seal out future infection. We’ll get you fitted for a permanent crown during this appointment, and while we wait for the lab to make that, we’ll place a temporary to protect your tooth. Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll come back to the office for placement. The crown gives your tooth extra protection and strength.
Comfort During the Procedure
We do all we can to provide you with a comfortable, stress-free procedure. Before we begin, we numb the area around the infected tooth. All you should feel is some pressure once the area is numb. If at any time you feel more than that, let us know so we can give you additional numbing medication. Also let us know if you’d like us to work at a slower pace – your comfort is a top priority.