A lot of people think that root canal surgery is unpleasant. You might be surprised to know that it is less uncomfortable than a traditional dental filling. Root canal procedures help in relieving pain and preventing future discomforts. However, we understand your concerns and would be happy to discuss sedation dentistry options during your consultation.
The process involves creating a small access hole into your tooth to remove debris and infection. After removing the infection, the pulp chamber is filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Later, the same material is used to seal the access hole. Your dentist might also inject antibiotics into the tooth if required.
After cleaning and sealing the tooth, your dentist will use a dental crown to protect the tooth from further damage.