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Molar Root Canals
Spokane Valley, WA

Tooth decay can cause substantial damage to the tooth inside and out. Bacteria eat away at the protective layers, namely enamel and dentin, extending into the pulp and even further if left untreated. The pulp contains nerves and blood supply responsible for the nourishment of the tooth.

Once the tooth is fully developed, the nerve supply isn't essential for the tooth anymore, but infection in the pulp can be excruciatingly painful. To preserve the gums' health, jaw bone, and surrounding teeth, you will have to get a root canal.

What is a Root Canal?

Every tooth has a root canal that extends all the way to the end of the inside of the tooth. If an infection develops in the pulp, it almost always extends to the tooth's root canal and may even form an abscess towards the ends.

An abscess is a puss-filled sac, causing swelling and inflammation. The process of removing the infection and restoring the tooth to optimal working condition is also known as a root canal or root canal therapy.

The front teeth, incisors, and canines usually have one root canal extending past the gums to the bone. However, molars and premolars have two to three root canals, making molar root canal treatment a little more challenging.

Molar Root Canal

The process for performing a molar root canal is the same as that for other teeth. However, because molars and premolars have multiple root canals, the treatment can take longer. In fact, molars can have up to four canals; thus, the process may extend over 90 minutes.

Once the endodontist identifies how far the infection has spread, they will begin the procedure. The process may take longer if the infection has spread to your gums or your jaw.

•  The patient is put under local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area.
•  The dentist will place a waterproof cover made of plastic other material around the tooth to protect it from saliva and keep it dry during the procedure.
They will drill a hole in the tooth and scoop out the infected pulp, damaged tissue, and clean the canals. They will drain out the abscess, if any, to ensure complete removal of the infection.
•  The endodontist will then rinse the tooth with water, dilute bleach, or other medication to kill off any remaining bacteria.
•  They will take follow-up x-rays to ensure the tooth is infection-free before moving on to the next step.
•  The dentist will fill the tooth with Gutta-percha and fill it with a composite filling. They will place a temporary crown over the tooth to allow it to heal and keep it protected until you get a permanent crown.

Your molars and premolars allow you to chew your food and grind it into a pulp, making it easier to swallow and digest. Thus, a molar or premolar root canal can be an essential procedure for maintaining your teeth and jaw functionality.

At Serenity Dental, we specialize in surgical and non-surgical root canals. Our goal is to provide high-quality dental and oral treatment and health care services to our patients. If you are experiencing pain in your teeth, gums, and jaw, visit us for a checkup. You can also visit your website for more information about our services.
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15701 East Sprague Ave. Suite F
Spokane Valley, WA 99037-5019

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