Medigy: Root Canal Obturation
Root canal obturation, also known as root canal filling, is a dental procedure used to treat infected or inflamed pulps (the soft tissue inside the tooth) caused by deep cavities, trauma or other factors. The process involves cleaning, shaping, and filling the root canals (the small, thin channels that run from the top of the tooth to the tip of the roots) of a tooth.
The procedure typically involves the following steps:
Accessing the pulp chamber and root canals: The dentist will make an opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.
Cleaning and shaping: The dentist will use specialized instruments to clean and shape the root canals, removing any infected or inflamed tissue and debris.
Disinfection: The dentist will use an antimicrobial solution to disinfect the root canals to prevent any bacteria from remaining in the canals.
Filling: The dentist will use a root canal filling material, such as gutta-percha, to fill the root canals. This material is a rubber-like substance that is heated and then compressed into the canals to create a tight seal.
Restoration: After root canal obturation, the tooth is usually restored by placing a crown or a filling.
Root canal obturation is a common and safe procedure that can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. After the procedure, the tooth can continue to function normally, allowing patients to eat, speak and smile with confidence. Root canal obturation is typically done in one or two visits, and the tooth can be restored immediately after the procedure or in a separate visit.