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Do you wish you knew all about root canal treatment? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez & Associates, is happy to tell you all about it. The more you know about the treatment, the less nervous you might feel in the dental chair. Root canal treatment isn’t as intense as you might believe it to be. To help you know the details, our dental team is happy to share the treatment steps here:

Step No. 1: Our dentist will start by examining your tooth with dental X-rays and then administering a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding gums. Then, he will place a protective sheet over the area to isolate the tooth and keep the area clean.

Step No. 2: Our dentist will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and then will remove the pulp as well as clean the root canal with small tools. This can help shape the space for the filling.

Step No. 3: Once the inside of the tooth is clean, our dentist will fill the root canal with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The material will be placed with an adhesive cement to completely seal the root canal. Typically, a temporary filling is placed to close the tooth.

Step No. 4: During your final visit, our dentist will protect the tooth and restore full function with a dental crown.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about root canal treatment in Manchester, Michigan, please contact Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 734-428-8000 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you!