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Conventional Root Canal Procedures

Most root canal procedures are non-surgical, and involve removing the injured pulp through the top surface of the tooth. Once the infected tissue is removed, the canal(s) are cleansed and shaped to remove all traces of tissue and bacteria. Then a sterile, inert material is placed in the canals to seal the tooth and prevent reinfection. Finally, a temporary filling is placed in the access opening.

After the root canal procedure is completed at our office, your restorative dentist will usually seal the root canal access opening with a crown on back teeth or a filling on front teeth.

Your safety and comfort during all phases of treatment is a priority of our team.

For more information on conventional endodontic procedures, please visit the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) website.

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Holland Root Canal Specialists
Michael A. Smith, DDS, MS
12662 Riley St. Suite #130
Holland, MI 49424

ph. 616-399-6811
fx. 616-399-6812

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