Root canal treatment begins with an X-ray scan, and sometimes a CT scan, to assess what work needs to be done. Next, the tooth and surrounding area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. Once numbed, the tooth is covered with a rubber sheet to keep the area as sterile as possible and a small hole is made on the surface of the tooth. Through this hole, the dentist has access to the pulp of the tooth, allowing the root canal system to be cleaned out.
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