Why Does Root Canal Take 3 Visits?

Why are root canals done in 3 visits?

A root canal removes the diseased or infected part of the tooth, and it removes the nerve from a severely broken tooth, allowing the tooth to be saved.

You may need a root canal if you have a severe toothache, usually along with swelling in your jaw around your tooth.

How many sittings are required for root canal?

The entire root canal procedure may take place in one sitting, or at times 2 or 3 sessions depending on the condition of the tooth. Each sitting may last between 30 – 90 minutes. It is a simple procedure with relatively little or no discomfort.

What are the stages of a root canal?

After it is determined that root canal treatment is needed, then the process is divided into four stages usually completed in two or more appointments. The stages are 1. accessing, measuring and disinfecting the root canal space, 2. shaping and enlarging the space, 3.

How long can you go between root canals?

Therapy is most often completed in 1 to 3 visits. Your dentist will tell you how long each visit is likely to last. Between visits, you’ll need to take special care of the tooth until the part above the gumline (the crown) can be restored.