Root Canal Procedure
Dr. Bloomquist will first take an X-ray to get a better look at the shape of your root canals. They’ll check to see how far the infection has spread and whether root canal therapy is the best option for you.
If your procedure is approved, you’ll be given local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. To help you relax more during your procedure, you may opt for sedation.
The dentist will then drill a small hole into the tooth and remove the infected pulp. The pulp will be replaced with a rubber compound to keep the tooth solid and prevent infection.
The exterior of the tooth will then be filled to make it secure. Some teeth may require additional support, though. To strengthen a tooth even more, Dr. Bloomquist may place a dental crown over the tooth.
Though we try our very best to preserve your natural tooth, sometimes a tooth is too severely infected to be saved. In this case, we’ll extract the tooth to prevent the spread of infection.
Among our services, we offer natural-looking dental implants to replace the tooth that’s extracted. Implants are designed to appear and function as normal teeth.