Root Canals – Rotary Endodontics
During this procedure, the crown of the tooth is opened, allowing the doctor to access the root canal. The pulp tissue in the infected root canal is removed and the canals cleaned. Once any infection has completely cleared up, which could take a few days or longer, the root canals are sealed with a material called gutta percha or with root canal sealer to prevent bacteria or debris from entering the root canals and causing further infection. Finally, the crown of the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown. Our office performs root canals using a rotary endodontic procedure. The power driven instrument used in rotary endodontics cleans and shapes your root canal more quickly and accurately than traditional root canal treatments, and results in less post-operative sensitivity and discomfort.