The Root Canal Procedure
The root canal procedure has a bad reputation but is actually no more uncomfortable than a common dental filling procedure. Root canal treatment is performed under local anesthetic, but, because the nerve of the tooth is dead, this step is often more for your comfort than out of necessity.
Once you have been made comfortable, Dr. Clancy will make a small access hole in the infected tooth through which dental tools can be inserted to gently remove decay, bacteria, and the pulp. Occasionally during this process, we will use a medical solution to flush the pulp chamber as well.
Once the foundation of your tooth is cleaned, we will seal your tooth and fit you with a dental crown during this visit.
While every tooth is unique in its presentation, we work hard to minimize your time away from work and/or your family. We will complete this entire process in-office and cater the procedures to meet your particular needs.