Most root canal procedures are non-surgical and involve removing the injured pulp through the top surface, or crown, of the tooth and then cleansing and shaping the canal space to remove all traces of tissue and bacteria. Dr. Harris fills the canal with a sterile, inert material to seal the tooth and prevent re-infection, then uses a temporary filling to close the opening.

After treatment in our Richmond, Virginia office, your general dentist will seal the root canal access opening with a filling and possibly crown if the general dentists deems it necessary.

For more information on conventional endodontic procedures, please visit the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) website.