Root canal therapy is a fairly straightforward treatment. We begin by numbing the area around the tooth to be treated. Then, we drill a small hole from the top of the tooth into the pulp layers. The entire pulp and nerve tissue is extracted. Then, we replace the extracted tissue with a biocompatible substance that keeps the tooth solid. The access hole is resealed. Then, the tooth is prepared for a dental crown
. The crown will protect the tooth from any additional damage. In some cases, we may need to provide oral or topical antibiotics to remove infection in the tooth and gums. This may mean one or more additional visits to our office, but it’s essential to ensure your root canal therapy is successful.