Root Canals - Process

Root Canals - Process

Millions of root canals are performed by family dentists every year. Dr. White, a family dentist, has helped hundreds of patients with teeth that have suffered nerve damage. Root canal treatments save the tooth from further root damage, relieves pain and makes teeth healthy again. A root canal treatment creates a protective barrier to encapsulate the tissues (nerves) that surround a tooth’s root once they have degenerated. The process ensures that the tooth will maintain a healthy status despite the fact that the tooth’s nerve has undergone degenerative changes.

The Root Canal Procedure
During the root canal treatment, Dr. White removes (as thoroughly as possible) bacteria, nerve tissue and organic debris left over from the breakdown of nerve tissue, as well as bacterial toxins. Once this space has been cleansed, he will fill in and seal up the interior of the tooth. The seal also contains and encapsulates any debris that could not be fully removed during the cleaning aspect of the root canal treatment process so that it can’t leak out and trigger an inflammation reaction.
Dr. White, a family dentist, assures his patients that getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.

After the Procedure
Dr. White may need to schedule an additional visit to X-ray the treated tooth and to make sure that all signs of infection are gone. Taking good care of your teeth and gums is a must after a root canal. It’s important to have dental cleanings and exams twice a year. Keep up a good oral care routine at home, including brushing twice a day with a toothpaste that fights germs. With care and attention, a tooth treated with a root canal can stay healthy for the rest of your life.

Contact the family dentist office for additional information and to make an appointment.

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Practicing General Dentistry & Family Dentistry since 1996

"Be true to your teeth or they’ll be false to you!"

Charles White II, D.D.S.

Family Dentist

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