How Do You Treat a Root Canal?
(1) The nutrition for each tooth is provided by the pulp. The pulp is enclosed in the center of each tooth where it connects to the circulatory and nervous systems.
(2) The pulp is most commonly damaged by intrusions from above.
(3) This damage leads to the formation of an abscess, an area of infected tissue and pus.
(4) The root canal procedure begins by removing this infected tissue. The interior of the tooth is then disinfected to kill E. faecalis and other bacteria using either a chemical(sodium hypochlorite) or laser treatment.
(5) The tooth is then filled with gutta-percha, a natural latex produced from the sap of the Gutta-percha tree. This is then sealed with an epoxy-resin consisting of bismuth oxide and methenamine such as AH 26.
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