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Dentist for Root Canals

What Does a Dentist for Root Canals Do?

When you see a dentist for root canals, the first step is to take an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals and determine if there are signs of infection in the surrounding bone. Your dentist for root canals will then use local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth. While anesthesia isn’t always necessary because the nerve is dead, most will still anesthetize the area to make the patient feel more at ease.


To keep the spot dry, the dentist will use a rubber dam placed around the tooth. An access hole is then drilled and the decayed nerve tissue and pulp are removed. Water or a solution is also used to flush away debris. Once the tooth is cleaned, it's then sealed. At the next appointment, a sealer paste is placed into the tooth’s root canal. The last step can involve further restoration of the tooth. A dentist will then discuss any additional work that needs to be done.

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