Root Canals

To repair a tooth that has been damaged or decayed, a root canal may be necessary to clean and seal the damaged area before it becomes infected or abscessed. Once a tiny hole into the infected tooth has been drilled, the decayed debris will be removed and the area flushed out. The area will later be sealed and filled. Additional restoration procedures may need to be performed to enhance the security and functionality of the tooth in the mouth.

A root canal is also a great alternative for patients who have a history of gum disease. A root canal provides a simple way of correcting the problems caused by gum disease.

The first step in this process usually consists of filling the cavity with a small amount of soft wax to soften the cavity surface.

Afterward, the teeth are cleaned of debris and exposed to water mixed with fluoride for several minutes to thoroughly remove tooth acid and bacteria.

In the case of decayed or damaged teeth, additional teeth may be removed and removed of their natural enamel for the purpose of healing and sealing the affected area before a repeat procedure is performed.

A root canal may occur during many types of procedures. But, when it comes to procedures for decayed teeth, a root canal is often a common treatment.

Root canal toxicity is an inherited disease of the teeth resulting from a lack of adequate nutrients