First, an opening is made into the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth. Once the pulp is removed, the root canal is thoroughly cleaned. If we decide to complete the root canal therapy in multiple visits, a temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth. When you return, we will remove the temporary filling, re-clean the root canal and pulp chamber, and place a permanent filling and/or crown over the tooth.
Root canal therapy has a high rate of success, and many teeth which undergo necessary therapy will often last a lifetime. Additionally, the crown or filling placed at the completion of the procedure blends naturally with your other teeth, this makes it difficult for others to notice you had treatment done.