First, we start by creating an opening in the tooth, through the crown to access the diseased pulp at the centre of the tooth. The pulp is removed from the tooth, and the root of the tooth is cleaned, and enlarged using a series of thin files. This removes all tissue, preventing the chance of infection, and giving a strong foundation for the filling.
The tooth is then medicated, and then the root canals are filled. Once this has been completed, the tooth is filled with a temporary packing material, and once the procedure has been deemed successful, a new crown made of porcelain will be fitted over the tooth to seal it.