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In real life, the structure of a tooth's root canal system is much more complex than we'd ever be able to illustrate in a graphic.
And in order to meet the challenges that this configuration presents, a dentist must use a two-pronged approach when cleaning out a tooth.
Method #1: Mechanical Cleansing.
A dentist will remove debris by scraping and reshaping the tooth's interior using a series of root canal files.
Method #2: Irrigation.
They will also use an irrigating solution to flush out debris, including that located beyond where their files can reach.