Root Canal

An abscess infection by tooth decay requires a root canal.

  1. An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
  2. The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
  3. The infected area is medicated.
  4. The root canals are filled.
  5. The crown opening is filled with a temporary filling which is replaced with a permanent restoration in 3-4 months allowing complete healing.
  6. In our office the Waterlase is used to speed up this process and improve the success of this therapy. Because of the laser technology, this procedure can be done in a single visit in most cases.