What does a dental assistant do to help a dentist during a root canal process? They usually check the area to see if the nerve of the tooth has been damaged. Any damage can lead to serious infection and the patient’s mouth could swell.
The whole root canal process usually doesn’t cause much pain for the patient. The process can be done in a single visit when a dental assistant is helping the dentist. Sometimes though it can take longer than a single visit usually due to other complications.
What happens during a multiple visit treatment is that a dental assistant will clean the area that is going to be worked on during the first visit. The second visit for usually for the actual restoration process of the root canal.
In today’s busy environment, single visits are the preference for most dentists. That is because the dental technology has improved along with having dental assistants who can help. The dental assistant should schedule the patient for as much time as needed for this process because rushing the dentist is not preferable. The dental assistant helps the patient in this process so there is plenty of time.
Want to help with a root canal? Take advantage of this opportunity and reserve a spot in our next Dental Assistant class… Email or call (818) 817-6116 for more information today!
Dr. Arminda Mendiola