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Root Canal Treatment

Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment.   Remember, root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and helps to grow the root of your tooth during development

Root canal treatment is only required when dental X-rays show that the pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection. The pulp will begin to die if it's infected by bacteria, allowing the bacteria to then multiply and spread.

It's important to see your dentist if you develop toothache. If your tooth is infected, the pulp can't heal by itself. At Doha Specialized Dental Center, we use the most up-to-date procedures, so your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Steps in Root Canal Procedure:

  • Diagnosis by clinical examination and x-ray
  • Opening the root canal under local anesthesia.
  • Diseased pulp is removed, canals are cleaned and shaped.
  • Canals are then filled permanently with a tapered rubbery material called guttapercha and sealed.
  • Placing a crown on the tooth to prevent fracture.

Time Period

This depends on the infection for individual patients .

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