If a tooth definitively needs a root canal, the root canal appointment will begin with a detailed discussion about what to expect during the procedure and after. (Learn more about what to expect after a root canal). Before beginning, any questions you may have will be answered. Then, the tooth will be numbed, so the procedure will be comfortable and painless. Although a root canal is generally viewed as painful, this is not the case. A caring endodontist and the highest quality numbing agents will ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. So, after the area is numb, the inside of the tooth is cleaned, decontaminated, filled and sealed. Throughout the procedure, to keep the tooth dry and isolated, a piece of rubber (called a rubber dam) will be placed around the tooth. During the root canal process, a few x-rays are taken to verify that the tooth is cleaned to the correct shape and length.
Dr. Kenneth Kerman – Endodontist: Root canal specialist
Endodontist (root canal specialist) Dr. Kenneth Kerman comes to our office two days each week to consult with patients and perform pain-free root canals. Dr. Kerman uses only the most technological equipment and has an amazing amount of training and experience, over 19 years, in root canals. If you think you may need a root canal, please feel free to contact us for an evaluation.