Causes of a Root Canal Problem
Root canal problems are usually due to the inflammation, irritation, and infection of the tooth’s nerve and pulp caused by deep decay, repeated dental treatments on a tooth, cracked or chipped tooth, or trauma to the face
Procedural Expectations for a Root Canal
Root canal treatment requires a few visit to the dentist or endodontist, who follow a step-by-step procedure:
- X-ray: the first step is to take X-rays to determine the shape of the root canal, the presence of an infection, and the location and extent of decay.
- Anesthesia: your dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the affected area.
- Pulpectomy: an access hole is drilled through the tooth, and the pulp along with decayed nerve tissue and other debris are evacuated.
- Filling: the exposed roots are thoroughly cleaned, filled and sealed with cement.