Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal, is performed as a means of saving a damaged or decayed tooth. During this procedure, we treat the inner “pulp” portion of the tooth while keeping the outside structural part of the tooth intact.

We begin by making an opening in the crown of the tooth to gain access to the root canal system. The pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals, and tiny instruments are used to clean and reshape the canals so that they will be easy to fill. When the root canals are thoroughly cleaned out, we refill them with a compound and a cement that seals the canals to prevent bacteria from reentering. After the infection has been thoroughly cleaned out and the canal refilled, the tooth is ready to be sealed off with a crown or tooth-colored restoration.

Patient Safety Protocol

While many things have changed over the last couple of months, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

That's why our staff is taking every precaution to make this office as safe as possible for our patients. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment including:

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.

A letter from the Cleona Dental Team