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Root Canal

Many people think that getting a root canal entails the “removal of roots” or ” killing the nerve”. The former is not the case while the latter is a scientifically incomplete concept. Each tooth contains three or four main root canals, which are located within each root. Recent understanding of dental root anatomy reveal the presence of a web of additional and accessory canals. These canals are filled with pulp which is blood vessels and nerves. When this pulp decays and becomes infected, or is close to it treatment is required to save the tooth.

How Root Canal treatment is done?

Many people think that getting a root canal entails the “removal of roots” or ” killing the nerve”. The former is not the case while the latter is a scientifically incomplete concept. Each tooth contains three or four main root canals, which are located within each root. Recent understanding of dental root anatomy reveal the presence of a web of additional and accessory canals. These canals are filled with pulp which is blood vessels and nerves. When this pulp decays and becomes infected, or is close to it treatment is required to save the tooth.

In a root canal procedures the root canal(s) are accessed and the infected pulp is removed by using a set of progressively enlarging instruments called files. Each root canal space is enlarged to its length to a tapered funnel form. Like most top practices in the country we believe in using a brand new set of files for each case. We discard the files which have been used on a patient.

The enlarged root canal space is filled with a Bio Ceramic sealer and a special rubber material called gutta percha. We require 3 to 4 X-Rays through out the procedure. The X-Rays are digital and impart 90 percent less radiation. This filling is sealed and now the tooth is ready to get restored.

In hands of skill a root canal procedure is routine and takes an hour on the average. Some procedures are more exacting than others.

Are painless ones possible?

Routinely and with ease. By utilizing supreme hand skills and our knowledge of medicine we plan our procedures in a manner tailored to the patient’s physical comfort by assuring a pain free encounter during and after the procedure.

Our special numbing techniques allow the patient to be injected without realizing it. We know how to deceive the sensitive nerves in the mouth and deliver a super comfortable shot.