How does a dental assistant help in the root canal process? Well they check to see if there has been any damage to the nerve of the tooth. Damage to this area can lead to infection and cause the mouth to have swelling along with major pain.
A typical root canal process isn’t very painful but you can’t tell by just looking. With the help of a dental assistant, a root canal can be done in a single visit.
Patients can make a single trip to the office to take care of pain or other complications under the care of a dentist. However, if special treatment is needed then the root canal process can be spread of a couple days. Usually one day for the cleaning of the area and shaping while the second day is when the actual restoration will be done.
The most common approach is the single method since the dental technology has advanced along with better educated dental assistants. People have busy schedules so usually they just can’t spend more than one day away from work to get a root canal done. Usually these single sitting root canal processes will take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
Dental assistants can help patients by giving advice in helping set aside enough time for patients to get the proper treatment they need. This is important because you don’t want to rush this process.
Contact us now to sign up for the next dental assisting class. Email or call (303) 800-1164 to get signed up to become a dental assistant.
Charles F. Reed, DDS