Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. the procedure is not painful and can help save a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely.
- First, the dentist will numb your gums with a local anaesthetic.
- The dentist will use a drill and other tools to remove the pulp from the tooth and will fill the inside part of the tooth below the gum line with medicines, temporary filling materials, and a final root canal filling.
- After the root canal, a permanent filling or crown is often needed. If a crown is needed, the dentist makes an impression of the tooth. A laboratory technician uses the impression to make a crown that perfectly matches your other teeth.
- The tooth may be fitted with a temporary crown until the permanent crown is made and cemented into place.