The Root Canal Therapy Process
Examination & Diagnosis
At your root canal appointment at Dixon Family Dental, Dr. Darlene will begin by performing a thorough examination of the affected tooth. She’ll use her years of experience to decide what treatment is best before thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums. Additionally, we may also perform any necessary supplemental procedures at this time.
Once she has decided whether a root canal is best for your treatment, our dental professionals will begin the procedure using local anesthetic around the tooth. This numbs the area and eliminates any pain you may experience during the process.
Dr. Dixon will then use a specialized dental drill to gently remove infected tissue from within your tooth. Once we have removed all infected tissue from the tooth, we’ll clean and disinfect the space to prevent the infection from reoccurring.
Sealing & Finalization
To finalize your treatment, Dr. Dixon will use a personalized dental crown created to blend seamlessly into your natural smile. Your crown will seal your tooth, protecting the inner portion from further damage. You’ll leave our office that day with a complete and functional restoration!