Covid-19 Alert: In following the recommendations of Governor Charlie Baker, The American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society our office is deferring all routine dental care until May 4th, 2020. All existing appointments until then will be rescheduled. We are still seeing emergency visits in office at this time, and are available for virtual consultation. Please call our office at 617-696-5257 to schedule an appointment.
Harte Dental
Giving Smiles Since 1978

What happens during a root canal?

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve your pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open your tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from your tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The cavity in your tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any type of perceived injury, but this will quickly fade and you will feel much better.

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