Endodontic treatment is a fancy way of saying "root canal." "Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth," thus meaning that endodontic treatment deals with the inside nature of the tooth.
This can often be the scariest type of dental work for most people. However, we aim to make sure that you are completely informed of the entire process so that you feel comfortable. What most people forget is that the pain will be over within a few short moments!
For more on Endodontic Therapy, see below:
- First, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth.
- An opening is then made through the crown of the tooth in to the pulp chamber.
- The pulp is then removed and the root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
- Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection.
- A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits.
- The pulp chamber and root canals are filled and sealed.
- The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal(s) are cleaned and filled.
- In the final step, a gold or porcelain crown is usually placed over the tooth.
- The crown of the tooth is then restored.