The dental pulp which houses the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue, lies at the center of the tooth. The hollow portion that contains the pulp has canals that extend through the tooth’s roots and continues to the bone. When your dental pulp becomes infected or dead, you’ll need to see a root canal specialist New Smyrna Beach FL.
First, the root canal specialist administers a local anesthetic that works to freeze the area that surrounds the tooth in question. If you prefer to receive nitrous oxide, which is a different form of anesthetic, you may talk to your dental health provider about it when the procedure is scheduled.
In order to protect the affected tooth from being exposed to infection, rubber dams will be placed to keep your saliva from reaching your tooth.
The only way to gain access to your damaged root canal and pulp is to make a hole in your tooth.
Once a hole is made, the damaged pulp is extracted from the chamber and canals.
When the pulp has been removed, the next step is to clean the root canal with the use of sodium hypochlorite and another disinfecting solution. Files are used to shape the canal and increase its diameter. The purpose behind the cleaning and enlargement of the root canal is to ensure that further infection is prevented.
Next, the root canal is filled with a rubber-like material before sealing it in order to prevent any foreign matter from infecting the newly cleaned canals.
Before the procedure ends, the dentist closes the original tooth opening.
If you need to see a root canal specialist New Smyrna Beach FL, call Atlantic Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment.