Ogilvie Dental Centre

What happens during root canal treatment?

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal procedure, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open the tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from the tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The access point in the tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any perceived injury, but this will soon fade, and you will feel much better.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.