The dentist will review your medical and dental history, take X-rays of the affected tooth, and perform an exam to diagnose the cause of the tooth pain. The dentist will also need to know if you have sensitivities to local anesthetic, if you are pregnant, or if there has been any recent trauma to the tooth.
During the pulpectomy, the dentist will use anesthesia to completely numb the tooth. Then, the dentist will make a small opening in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. Then, the infected tooth pulp and nerves are scraped out from the root canal inside the tooth by our experienced dental team.
Clean canals and antibiotics
In order to remove infection and bacteria from the root canal system, the old pulp needs to be removed. Once it’s out, the root canals are thoroughly cleaned. The canals are shaped, disinfected, and filled with an antibiotic.
Filling and restoration
A dental filling is placed into the tooth once the canals have been cleaned and disinfected. The filling material is usually a composite material that matches the natural color of your teeth. After your root canal treatment, you may be required to have a crown placed over the treated tooth. A crown covers the entire tooth and restores its strength and function.Additionally, a dental crown will help prevent further damage to the tooth by protecting it from everyday use.