Root Canal

  • An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
  • The pulp is removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
  • Medications may be put in the chamber and root canal(s) to help prevent infection.
  • A temporary filling is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your dentist may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain.
    • You might be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.


A Pulpotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the pulp with the aim of maintaining the vitality of the remaining portion of the pulpal tissue by means of an adequate dressing.