Most root canal procedures are non-surgical, and involve removing the injured pulp through the top surface of the tooth. Once the infected tissue is removed, the root canal system is cleansed and shaped to remove all traces of tissue and bacteria. Then a sterile, inert material is placed to seal the root canal system and prevent reinfection.
After the root canal procedure is completed, you will be directed to return to your restorative dentist for a permanent filling or crown. Please do not eat on the tooth until a permanent restoration has been placed.
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