Root Canal An Overview
A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat a root canal infection. The root canal procedure is minimally invasive and aims to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Dr. Overholtzer commonly recommends root canals for patients to avoid unnecessary tooth extractions. Root canals can also stabilize your dental health and avoid the spread of decay and infection to adjacent healthy tissue.
It is a common myth that the root canal procedure is painful. However, it is most commonly the infection of the root pulp itself that causes a patient’s discomfort. Once the root canal procedure is complete, most patients experience a relief from painful symptoms.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a treatment designed to remove infected tooth pulp and restore the healthy tooth. Infected tooth pulp can become inflamed and cause the tooth to be sensitive or even painful. The root canal procedure removes this decayed pulp and clears the tooth of any bacteria.
Dr. Overholtzer uses advanced technology to evaluate your condition and accurately plan your root canal treatment for the best possible result. Using 3-D imaging, we can identify the location of decay and infection within the tooth and look for other areas of concern that are not visible with a traditional x-ray.
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Root Canal What to Expect
The root canal procedure is a routine treatment that is typically completed in a single visit to our Bishop, CA dentist office. Patients will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Once comfortable, Dr. Overholtzer will create a small hole in the back of the tooth. Through this hole, Dr. Overholtzer will remove all decayed tissue. The tooth is cleaned and filled with a material called gutta percha. The tooth is sealed shut and capped with a dental crown.
CEREC Same Day Root Canal
Using CEREC CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Overholtzer is able to design and fit your dental crown on the same day as your root canal. One the root canal procedure is complete, Dr. Overholtzer will use digital images of the tooth to design a custom dental crown. The dental crown will be fabricated while you wait comfortably in our office. The dental crown is then bonded to the tooth for a comfortable, natural fit.