Root Canal Surgery | What Is Going To Happen To My Tooth?

Root canal surgery is a common, tooth-saving procedure performed on a tooth when the interior has been damaged.

Your tooth isn’t in a good place. Here is now a root canal gets a tooth back to work functioning like a natural tooth. 


1. We will explain and answer questions. 

Dr. Penney has excellent at dental-chair-side manner. He is an expert in his field and has worked specifically in endodontics since 1994. The whole team at James A. Penney III, DDS, PA Endodontics could go into the fascinating specifics on how our teeth work and recover. 

As a patient, you’ll need the process explained at a level you can understand. Dr. Penney is great at communicating with his patients. Some of our patients are in and out of our office within an hour. 

2. The procedure begins with a local anesthetic. 

With new technology and advancements in dental techniques, a root canal is usually quick and painless.


3. Your tooth needs to be drilled down. 

This might sound counterproductive. Aren’t we trying to save the tooth? Dr. Penney needs to access the inner canal of your tooth. All the infected dentin, pulp, and decay need to be removed. 


4. Your tooth gets new reinforcements in its roots. 

A filling will take the place of the injured pulp Dr. Penney has just removed. This filling is much different from your pulp, but it serves the same purpose. The filling won’t have any nerve endings. 


5. Your filing is sealed off with a temporary cap. 

To keep your new filling in place, Dr. Penney will place a cap over the area. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a restorative dentist to get the outside of your tooth fully restored.