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  • <p>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.</p><p>And in order to meet the challenges that this configuration presents, a dentist must use a two-pronged approach when cleaning out a tooth.</p>
     

    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.

  • <p>Method #1: Mechanical Cleansing.<p><p>A dentist will remove debris by scraping and reshaping the tooth's interior using a series of root canal files.</p>
     

    Method #1: Mechanical Cleansing.

    A dentist will remove debris by scraping and reshaping the tooth's interior using a series of root canal files.

  • <p>Method #2: Irrigation.</p><p>They will also use an irrigating solution to flush out debris, including that located beyond where their files can reach.</p>
     

    Method #2: Irrigation.

    They will also use an irrigating solution to flush out debris, including that located beyond where their files can reach.

Topic Root Canal Treatment