ROOT CANAL

Learn About Root Canal Procedures

A root canal becomes necessary when the innermost part of the tooth becomes infected. While it is never good news to hear you need a root canal, the procedure, unlike the ailment, is painless and routine. Kremer Dental Care’s gentle care and the comfort options assure you will leave happy and pain free.

What is a root canal?

At the center of your teeth there are a hollow canals that run from the root of each tooth to just under the surface of the top. These canals run through the center of the roots, similar to the way pencil lead runs through a pencil. These canals can become infected by disease, which can cause constant pain.

Root canal treatment begins opening the tooth’s surface, and then gently cleaning the area out to remove any decayed tissue or bacteria. A dental filling will then be applied to restore the root area. A crown can also be an alternative to fillings.

The doctors at Kremer Dental Care in Chico are a specialists in root canal treatment. In most cases, the tooth exam and procedure can be completed in a single dental appointment, but can take two appointments depending on the severity of the infection.

Why Get One?

At Kremer Dental Care we may suggest a root canal to protect your teeth's nerve tissue from damage due to several bacterial actions.

There several crucial benefits of root canal treatment:

  • A virtually painless treatment procedure.
  • Efficient and cost-effective treatment to prevent bacteria from causing infection.
  • Enables you to maintain the structure of your natural teeth.
  • Root canal therapy will make your smile look as beautiful as ever.

Root Canal Procedure

The procedure of root canal treatment is not so complicated, but it really depends on the conditions of your teeth. You might need two appointments to complete root canal therapy.

  • Root Canal treatment initially carried out through several diagnostic tests and preparation.
  • Opening in the crown through the enamel plus dentin tissues of the teeth using a dental drill .
  • Removal of pulp tissue.
  • Filling the canal using a standard material Gutta-Percha.

Fun Trivia

In 1838, the root canal treatment appliance was invented from a watch-spring, which was used to reach the pulp inside the root of the teeth. This appliance was manually managed by endodontists during the treatment. However, it was specifically used to open the route to the tooth canal to clean the root canal.

There are several filling materials used in root canal treatments including Gutta-Percha, which was first invented in 1847.

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