A root canal is a procedure that involves creating an opening in the top of your tooth and removing a portion of the nerve that has been damaged or adversely affected by an infection or other types of damage. Once the nerve has been removed and the infection removed, Dr. Tran will fill the canal with a dense, composite material that will harden as it cures.
Dr. Tran performs root canals on a regular basis to help you maintain the integrity of your teeth. A root canal is a way to repair your tooth from the inside out. If the goal is to repair your tooth and prevent it from being lost in the future, a root canal will be able to accomplish both goals.
During a root canal procedure, Dr. Tran will eliminate the sections of the nerve, and possibly a small amount of the pulp, which the infection has adversely damaged. In some cases, the majority of the nerve may be removed if the infection has spread throughout the entire tooth and the resulting damage is extensive.
Once the infection has been removed, and Dr. Tran has filled in the area with the composite material, she will put a temporary crown in place that will remain until your tooth has sufficiently healed.
The amount of time it takes for a root canal to heal will depend on whether or not all of the infection has been removed. If your pain and symptoms begin to subside immediately, it's an excellent indicator that your procedure will heal rather quickly and provide long-lasting results.
If the pain lingers, you may have to have a second root canal performed to make sure the rest of the infection is removed. The pulp contains many small channels that the bacteria can travel through. Dr. Tran can use digital imagery and radiography to find those tiny pockets of infection and dramatically shorten your recovery time.
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