Root Canal Process and the Dental Assistant
What is the dental assistant looking for during a root canal process? They are checking out the pulp or the nerve of the patient’s tooth. What are they checking for? They are looking for any type of damage and how serious it really is. Infection in the damaged area will make the mouth swell along with causing some pain.
The root canal really can be done in a single visit to the dentist with the help of dental technology and help from dental assistants. This process will involve a restoration and some type of crown that the dental assistant will help with. Sometimes more than one visit is needed to get this root canal process done. This is usually the case when there is too much damage or even if some complication arises.
If the patient is to be scheduled for a multi-day process then what happens on the first is that the dental assistant will check out the area that the dentist will be working. Cleaning of this area and any shaping is what will take place then on the second day is when the dentist will come in and finish up the root canal process.
Setting aside the proper amount of time for this type of procedure is very important. A dental assistant can help the patient with this process because scheduling not enough time for the single day process can cause issues for the dentist or dental assistants.
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Dr. K. Pat Brown