Understanding the Root Canal Process at Optimum Dentistry
Diagnosis and Examination
When you visit our Coral Springs dentist, he’ll begin by conducting a thorough examination of your affected tooth. Through X-rays and visual inspection, he’ll determine the extent of the damage and ascertain whether root canal therapy is necessary.
Numbing the Area
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Santana will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the process. You can rest assured that you’ll be well cared for during your time at Optimum Dentistry.
Removing the Infected Pulp
Dr. Santana will create a small access point in your tooth, allowing him to remove the infected or inflamed pulp using specialized tools. This step is crucial in eliminating the source of pain and preventing further complications.
Cleaning and Shaping the Root Canal
Once Dr. Santana has removed the infected pulp, he’ll thoroughly clean and shape the root canal to prepare it for the filling material. This step eliminates any remaining bacteria and promotes optimal healing.
Filling and Sealing the Tooth
After the root canal has been cleaned, our Coral Springs dentist will fill the space with biocompatible dental material. This rubber-like material acts as a sealant, preventing reinfection and restoring the tooth’s strength and integrity.
Restoring the Tooth
A dental crown may be necessary to protect and strengthen the treated tooth. Dr. Santana will discuss this with you, ensuring your dental crown is customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.