Root Canal Treatment
During this procedure, the crown of the tooth is opened, allowing the doctor to access the root canal. The tissue in the root canal space, called the pulp, is then removed using a series of instruments. Once any condition has completely cleared up, which could take a few days or longer, the root canals are sealed with a material called gutta percha and with root canal sealer to prevent bacteria or debris from entering the root canals and causing further problems. Finally, the crown of the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown.