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If you’re about to treat a broken, severely decayed and damaged tooth with a root canal treatment, you’re likely wondering what the treatment entails. Well, our dentist, Dr. Richard Dycus, is happy to tell you all about the steps involved, especially because knowing all about root canal treatment can help you feel more comfortable in the dental chair. The root canal treatment steps include:

Step No. 1: Our dentist examining the tooth with dental X-rays and then numbing the mouth with a local anesthetic. This can help you avoid feeling any pain during the treatment. Then, he will place a rubber sheet around the tooth to keep it clean and dry during the appointment.

Step No. 2: Our dentist will then make an opening in the surface of the tooth to gain access to the inner layers. Next, he will use small instruments to remove the pulp and clean the root canal to make room for the restorative materials necessary.

Step No. 3: Our dentist will then place a rubber-like material in the tooth call gutta-percha as well as adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing. Then, he will close the tooth with a temporary dental filling.

Step No. 4: Our dentist will protect and fully restore the tooth during your last appointment by placing a dental crown over the tooth.

To learn more about root canal treatment in Cookeville, Tennessee, please contact Dycus Dental when you have the chance. All you need to do is dial 931-528-7977 and our dental team will be happy to give you all the information and details you need. We look forward to hearing from you!