Root canal treatment procedure

Root canal treatment procedure

Root canal treatment procedure

  1. During the treatment, a member of the dental team will place a rubber dam around the tooth to protect it against bacteria that live in the saliva.
  2. Your dentist may carry out a local anesthesia if there is a risk of pain.
  3. Your dentist makes a small opening in the tooth to access the canal and the damaged pulp.
  4. He or she removes the pulp, cleans and expands the canal with precision instruments.
  5. The dentist then fills and seals the canal with a material that looks like rubber (called gutta-percha). An instrument with a pre-set temperature is used to melt the rubber, fill and seal the canal space.
  6. Finally, the dentist closes the opening of the tooth with temporary or permanent sealing material.