A root canal is a treatment option for a severely infected tooth that has not responded to other treatments. It involves removing the infected dental pulp and cleaning the canals. The procedure involves using local anesthesia to numb the affected area and making a small hole in the tooth. The dental pulp is removed, and the canals are cleaned and sealed.
How Is a Root Canal Performed?
The root canal procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The dentist makes a small hole in the tooth to access the dental pulp, which is the source of infection. Using high-precision equipment, the dentist removes the infected dental pulp from the canals. Then, they disinfect, irrigate, and seal the canals with a special filling material. The procedure lasts for about an hour and does not require any surgical incisions to be made.