If you experience several symptoms like tooth pain, swelling, and heat sensation to your gums, most likely than not, your pulp is damaged. Go to your nearest dentist for examination and diagnosis to include x-rays. Your dentist will then refer you to an endodontist if you really need a root canal.
How is the procedure executed?
Licensed and professional endodontists can only perform the root canal in a clinic/office.
While awake, the dentist will put a medication around the patient's affected tooth. It will take effect in a few moments, and then a local anesthetic will be injected into the patient's gums. The patient will feel a burning sensation, which is normal and will pass through quickly.
While numbing, the dentist will expose the damaged pulp by cutting a small opening on top of the tooth. The dentist will carefully clean out all the passages in the patient's tooth using files, a special tool used to remove pulp.
To prevent infection and reinfection, the endodontist will cover the area with topical antibiotics. Gutta-percha, a sealer paste and rubber-like material, will seal the tooth once the canal is cleaned and disinfected by an endodontist in root canaling Denver clinic.