The dentist will drill a small hole into the tooth, and then remove the pulp. The root canal is then thoroughly cleansed and re-shaped so the hole can be filled. Once the cleaning is completed, the dentist will sometimes use an antiseptic to kill any remaining germs. If the infection has spread too far to be killed by this point, the dentist may administer medicine to handle the infection and/or leave the hole open for a few days so it has a chance to drain. Following this, the root canal and pulp cavity will be filled and sealed. The last step is the placement of a crown over the tooth to give it extra strength so it matches the rest of the teeth. This whole procedure involves little to no pain, and it takes anywhere from one to three visits.
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, Beverly Hills dentist, offers stress-free dentistry, utilizing high-tech tools and procedures to avoid pain and create a comfortable situation for his patients.