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Root Canal Therapy Waco, Texas

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a method of preserving a tooth that has become infected or abscessed. During a root canal, the infected nerve is removed and then replaced with medication. The canal is then filled in. This process weakens the tooth, which will then have to be covered by a crown. You can have your root canal therapy done by experienced professionals at Affordable Dentist Near Me Waco to ensure that you don’t face any further problems.

Root Canal TreatmentHaving a Root Canal

The dentist carries out the root canal treatment using a local anesthetic so you don’t feel pain and the process is a comfortable experience for you. After you are numbed, the dentist will drill into your tooth to make a hole into the canal that holds the infected root. Once into the canal, it is cleaned out and is rid of all infection. Medication is placed in the canal to be sure that no infection remains.

Next, the dentist will fill up the canal with a material called Gutta-Percah which is a rubber-like substance that is FDA approved for dental procedures.

After the canal is filled, the area is filled with tiny cotton pellets and then covered with a temporary crown. The temporary will stay in place until the tooth has recovered, which takes 2 to 3 weeks. During this time, a permanent crown will be created for you.

After the recovery period, a permanent crown will be cemented over the remaining tooth.

Most root canals require two visits: one for the canal procedure and one for the crown procedure. However, sometimes the canal procedure can take longer due to the issues with the tooth and the tooth’s makeup.

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