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A Patient’s Guide to Root Canals

A PATIENT S GUIDE TO ROOT CANALS WHY UNDERGO A ROOT CANAL? TO ADDRESS: AN ABSCESS A CAVITY SEVERING that has reached of tooth nerve tooth pulp due to trauma A TOOTH FRACTURE INFLAMMATION of tooth nerve from repeated dental procedures SIGNS 3 THAT YOU MAY NEED A ROOT CANAL SEVERE PROLONGED TOOTH GUM RECURRENT tooth pain sensitivity discoloration swelling pimple on gum COMPLETING A ROOT CANAL IN 6 STEPS DENTAL X-RAY TAKEN X-RAY ADDITIONAL used to check for bone infection X-rays taken throughout procedure to check progress LOCAL - ANESTHETIC GIVEN ENSURES RUBBER easy, painless procedure dam placed around tooth once its numb INFECTED PULP REMOVED ACCESS PULP hole created in tooth removed and disinfecting solution used to clean chambers 4 ROOM CREATED FOR FILLING SERIES FILES of files used to also shape space for filling complete removal process FILLING PLACED: 2 OPTIONS FILLING FILLING MONTH placed during same appointment placed in 2nd appointment so infection can be treated CROWN PLACED PROTECTS tooth from future damage INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY SOUTHPORT DENTAL, P.C. Sources: canals/root-canals.aspx happens_during_a_root_canal_procedure

A Patient’s Guide to Root Canals

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Dentists must remove the infected pulp to save the tooth during root canal treatment. After this, dentists create fillings to fill in the space. Learn more by checking out this infographic from a dent...


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