WHAT HAPPENS DURINGA ROOT CANAL ?-PART IIOnce the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed.Some dentists like to wait a week before sealingthe tooth. For instance, if there is an infection,your dentist may put a medication inside thetooth to clear it up. Others may choose to sealthe tooth the same day it is cleaned out. If theroot canal is not completed on the same day, atemporary filling is placed in the exterior holein the tooth to keep out contaminants like salivaand food between appointments.At the next appointment, to fill the interiorof the tooth, a sealer paste and a rubbercompound called gutta percha is placed intothe tooth's root canal. To fill the exterior accesshole created at the beginning of treatment, afilling is placed.The final step may involve further restorationof the tooth. Because a tooth that needs a rootcanal often is one that has a large filling orextensive decay or other weakness, a crown,crown and post, or other restoration oftenneeds to be placed on the tooth to protect it,prevent it from breaking, and restore it to fullfunction.How Painful Is a Root Canal?Root canal procedures have the reputation ofbeing painful. Actually, most people report thatthe procedure itself is no more painful thanhaving a filling placed.Presented as a service to the community byDr. Barbara Webster1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515630-663-0554SM-CL1734341 WHAT HAPPENS DURING A ROOT CANAL ?-PART II Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed. Some dentists like to wait a week before sealing the tooth. For instance, if there is an infection, your dentist may put a medication inside the tooth to clear it up. Others may choose to seal the tooth the same day it is cleaned out. If the root canal is not completed on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep out contaminants like saliva and food between appointments. At the next appointment, to fill the interior of the tooth, a sealer paste and a rubber compound called gutta percha is placed into the tooth's root canal. To fill the exterior access hole created at the beginning of treatment, a filling is placed. The final step may involve further restoration of the tooth. Because a tooth that needs a root canal often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown, crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function. How Painful Is a Root Canal? Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1734341

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WHAT HAPPENS DURING A ROOT CANAL ?-PART II Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed. Some dentists like to wait a week before sealing the tooth. For instance, if there is an infection, your dentist may put a medication inside the tooth to clear it up. Others may choose to seal the tooth the same day it is cleaned out. If the root canal is not completed on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep out contaminants like saliva and food between appointments. At the next appointment, to fill the interior of the tooth, a sealer paste and a rubber compound called gutta percha is placed into the tooth's root canal. To fill the exterior access hole created at the beginning of treatment, a filling is placed. The final step may involve further restoration of the tooth. Because a tooth that needs a root canal often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown, crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function. How Painful Is a Root Canal? Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1734341 WHAT HAPPENS DURING A ROOT CANAL ?-PART II Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed. Some dentists like to wait a week before sealing the tooth. For instance, if there is an infection, your dentist may put a medication inside the tooth to clear it up. Others may choose to seal the tooth the same day it is cleaned out. If the root canal is not completed on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep out contaminants like saliva and food between appointments. At the next appointment, to fill the interior of the tooth, a sealer paste and a rubber compound called gutta percha is placed into the tooth's root canal. To fill the exterior access hole created at the beginning of treatment, a filling is placed. The final step may involve further restoration of the tooth. Because a tooth that needs a root canal often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown, crown and post, or other restoration often needs to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to full function. How Painful Is a Root Canal? Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1734341

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