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Root Canals

Root Canals

When cavities and decay get out of hand, threatening the integrity of your smile, trust the gentle and practiced hand of Dr. Picot to perform this necessary procedure.

Making Root Canals Easy

How was Dr. Picot able to repair these damaged teeth in a single appointment? With skillful root canal treatment, and crowns and onlays produced with CEREC technology.

The patient presented with microleakage, which is a breakdown of filling material that allows contamination of the tooth. This resulted in gross decay, leaving large cavities that were visible on the patient’s x-rays. The recommended treatment was root canal therapy and crowns, which Dr. Picot was able to take care of in just one visit. It can be just that simple!

About Root Canals

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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is not much different than an ordinary cavity cleaning and filling. It’s a common procedure that clears away infected tooth material that has been destroyed by bacteria or trauma. Damage to the sensitive pulp grows over time, and when it reaches the root of a tooth it can lead to serious pain. Root canal treatments simply clear out the decayed portion of a tooth down to the base of the infection.

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After Cleaning

Root canals are designed to save as much of the tooth as possible. After a thorough cleaning, the space will be filled to prevent further infection. Dr. Picot will then complete the restoration with a crown. Depending on the patient, it may be possible to use same-day CEREC crowns to eliminate the need for additional appointments.

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Do Root Canals Hurt?

In the past, a root canal could mean a serious amount of pain, and the tools used to clear and clean out deep cavities were much more crude. Since SouthEnd Dentistry makes it a point to keep the most up-to-date tools and techniques on hand, you can expect the procedure to be as simple as taking a seat. Though some patients do experience minor discomfort, most tell us that the experience is quick and much better than they expected.

Common Myth


Root canals have a bad reputation because of the painful procedures of the past. These days, root canals are a relatively simple procedure that can be done quickly and painlessly.

Common Myth


Root canals have a bad reputation because of the painful procedures of the past. These days, root canals are a relatively simple procedure that can be done quickly and painlessly.

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