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Root Canal Treatments

A root canal procedure is performed in order to reduce the pain caused by an infected or abscessed tooth. This procedure consists of removing the infected pulp, disinfecting the root canal space and then filling this space hermetically.

Root canal treatment X-rays performed by Amiram Avitan

A patient will need a root canal treatment when a cavity is left untreated for a long time. This allows the bacteria to travel to the pulp space and invade it.

A cracked tooth or a traumatic tooth can also require the patient to undergo a root canal therapy.

Common Symptoms suggesting you need a root canal treatment:

  1. Tooth pain that does not go away

  2. Swollen gums or pimple on the gums

  3. Tooth discolouration

  4. Swollen Jaw

  5. Pain when pressure is applied on the tooth

  6. Cracked or broken tooth

  7. Tooth becoming loose

The procedure consists of:

  1. Anaesthesia

  2. Placement of a Rubber dam

  3. Drilling the infected tissue out

  4. Removal of the pulp tissues

  5. Shaping of canals

  6. Filling of canals

  7. Filling the tooth

This procedure should be done under a microscope. Here are some video examples of how we fill in the canals under a microscope view:

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