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Your dentist might have just recommended you for a root canal treatment to help treat your decayed or infected tooth. This highly successful treatment is used by many dentists and today, we will show you what you can expect during your procedure.

One of the first steps your dentist will take is X-ray your mouth to see the shape of the root canal, which is the center of your tooth, and determine if the bone surrounding the tooth has become infected.

After getting the necessary images, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth, ensuring you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Once the anesthetic has been given, your dentist will ensure the area stays dry by placing a rubber piece around the tooth. A hole is then drilled into the tooth where the pulp, bacteria and debris will be removed with a series of files. Once the debris is removed, your dentist will then seal the tooth until your next appointment, at which time your dentist will feel the interior of the tooth.

Depending on the treatment, your tooth may require a crown to protect it from breaking and restore the tooth to its full function. If you have any questions regarding your appointment, please give our office a call today at 218-829-4207!