What happens during your root canal treatment
Root canal treatment can take three to four visits, depending on the state of the tooth and the severity of the infection. Sedative dressings and temporary fillings are placed inside your tooth between visits in order to settle the surrounding tissues and destroy any remaining bacteria.
Step 1: Relief of Pain Removal of the infected/damaged nerve from the inside of the tooth. This is done by creating a hole through the crown of the tooth down into the roots. It is in within the roots that the procedure takes place.
Step 2: The root canals are thoroughly cleaned, shaped and sterilized to a form that can be completely sealed and prepared to receive a special root canal filling.
Step 3: The final stage is to seal the canals with a special filling material to prevent further infection.