Isaac Lin DDS Santana Park Dental Care
Root canal has become a term for a procedure involving the dental pulp. When the dental pulp has been exposed and damaged, it must be treated professionally and this process is usually referred to as getting a root canal.
Once the dental pulp has been infected, it must be removed from both the pulp chamber and the root canals.
Once it has been removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are thoroughly cleaned and enlarged. Based on the level of infection, the dentists may choose to clean the area more than once.
After the area is free of infection, the dentist will fill the root canals and pulp chamber with a filling that will prevent any bacteria from entering the area.
Finally, the dentist will place a crown over the tooth to restore it to its original shape.