Restorative Dentistry

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Root Canal Treatment

Things to know before receiving a root canal treatment

A root canal is the hollow part of the inside of your teeth. Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of oral infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

After your oral exam, if  you need root canal treatment, the Smiles by Morel Plano, TX team will either numb or sedate you. This is done not to numb the pain, because the nerve is dead, but to calm you down. The dentist will then drill into your teeth and remove the pulp. The tooth will then be sealed.

Sometimes, if the canal is infected, it will not by filled until a follow-up appointment. The dentist will put medication in the tooth, and provide a temporary filling to keep out contaminants.