Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy
To remove the diseased pulp, an opening must be made in the top of the tooth to expose the pulp chamber. The diseased tissue is then extracted and the canals cleaned. Once cleaned, the space is then filled with a safe, rubber-like substance called "gutta-percha" and cement to completely seal the root canals and prevent bacteria from entering. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure, a post may be but inside and then sealed. A temporary filling is then put into the crown until it can be fully restored by your general dentist within 2 weeks.