A root canal treatment is widely used and recognized dental procedure utilized when an injury or a large cavity damages the tooth’s root. The becomes infected or inflamed.
Your restorative dentist in Escondido CA starts by numbing the tooth. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth to reach the nerve. Special files and irrigation are used to remove the damaged nerve, clean the infection and shape the canal until is free of debris. Finally, the canals are filled with a permanent material to keep them free of infection or contamination.
Once the root canal therapy is done, a permanent restoration should be made to protect the tooth from fracture and to restore its functionality and appearance.