By: Dr. Sharanya Srinivasa DMD, ParaDentalCare.info, (201) 864-4700
Root canals are a common dental procedure. They are necessary when decay causes pain in the nerve. So how are root canals done?
We start by removing the decay and cleaning out the nerve. Once the nerve is clean, we put in a filling material called gutta percha. Next, we place a post in the filling area. This post helps the core buildup attach to the gutta percha. Finally, we place a crown on top to completely seal it off from the outside. This helps protect the tooth because after a root canal, the tooth becomes brittle.