Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental treatment for removing an infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections. Here is all you need to know about root canals performed by your dentist in Coral Springs.
A "root canal" is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp. The name of the dental procedure commonly referred to as a "root canal" is actually endodontic therapy, which means "inside the tooth." Root canal is the common terms used to describe the procedure.
Root canal therapy is done in three steps and takes between one and three sessions to complete.The first step is the cleaning of the root canal. With the patient under local anesthesia, the dentist makes a small access hole on the surface of the tooth and removes the diseased and dead pulp tissue. After the root canal is cleaned out, it is then filled. The tooth is filled with a rubber-like material, using an adhesive cement to seal the canals completely. Finally, a crown or filling is added to the tooth to protect it.
If you are looking to have a root canal performed, look no further than TLC Dental. In addition to the many services and procedures that we offer, we provide root canal therapy. Contact us today to learn more, or to request a reservation.