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Root Canal: Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has been severely decayed or has become infected. Since VIP focuses on a conservative treatment, when appropriate, we aim to avoid this therapy with a pulp capping treatment. Pulp capping consists of a medicated cement that is placed in the area close to the nerve, to help sooth the nerve and regenerate a “cushion” extra tooth structure to repair the tooth.
What to expect
Depending on the situation and number of canals, root canals usually take 1-2 visits. We will apply a topical gel to get your tissue numb and will anesthetize you. You will be wearing a rubber around the tooth to isolate it from saliva and to keep you safe from the irrigants and files that we use. Most people fall asleep during the procedure (yes I said it:) as the procedure is lengthy, but you should not have any pain. We will temporize your tooth with a filling to make sure it is feeling ok, and will schedule for the next step.