Although some dental practices need multiple appointments to complete a root canal, Dr. di Bari performs root canals in one sitting. There are three key steps in the root canal process.
Dr. di Bari gives you a local anesthetic to numb the tooth, and he keeps the area of your mouth where he’ll be working isolated and free of saliva.
Then Dr. di Bari creates a small hole in the tooth so he can access and remove the infected dental pulp. Once he removes the pulp, he prepares the canal and reshapes it, if necessary. He then fills the tooth with the artificial dental pulp called gutta-percha. This material is mixed with an adhesive to seal the root canal.
During this last step, Dr. di Bari covers the hole he created to start the treatment by filling it with a permanent restoration or dental crown. For a few days after the treatment, you may feel sensitivity or discomfort, which over-the-counter drugs can likely treat.
If you have a toothache and think you may have a dental infection, contact Dr. di Bari of Sunnyvale, California, right away for an appointment. Book online or call today.