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Stages of Root Canal Therapy:


Root Canal Video

Click here to view video of root canal: Root Canal Video

This video shows the procedure being done.


Here the tooth is opened to allow the pus and infection to drain from the abscessStep 1:


An opening is made into tooth


The decay is removed to expose the pulpal tissue (the tooth's soft core, your tooth's nerve center) and allow access into the canals.

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This shows the process of allowing the pus and infection to be drained.Step 2

A pocket of pus (abscess) has formed at the tip of the tooth's root. 


 This diseased pulp and infection must be cleaned out with special files. 

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The canals are cleaned with precision, detail and careStep 3

The canals are cleaned and shaped. This may be completed in a single visit or require several visits depending on the health of the tooth and the access to the tip of the root.

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Medicine is placed in the canals and a temporary filling may be placed to see how the tooth reactsStep 4


The canals are clean (yellow)


(A temporary filling may be placed to protect the tooth between appointments  Later, the temporary filling is removed)-this step is no longer needed at our office


The pulp chamber and root canal's) permanently filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering  completing the root canal.

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When all the canals are infection free and clean a filling is placed.  It is extremely important that a crown be placed next to protect your investment.Step 5

The missing tooth structure is replaced with a filling and the tooth is returned to function. with a crown to restore the tooth to its natural structure and appearance *
 *American Association  of Endodontics

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