Re: Finishing A Root Canal?? What Does This Mean??
Finishing the root canal generally means putting the permanent filling into it. The first stage is to remove as much of the gunk from the canal system as possible, to clean out all the infected debris from the canals and to insert an antibacterial material into the canal space. The finishing phase is to fill up the canal spaces with an inert filling material.
It's usually a good idea to crown root treated teeth, but some dentists (including me) prefer to wait and make sure that the root canal has settled down properly first. Usually I'll wait a month or so to be on the safe side and save me having to drill through a nice new crown.
Despite appearances to the contrary, Gordon has been a qualified dentist for over thirty years.