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.