A ROOT CANAL IS A DENTAL PROCEDURE THAT SAVES A TOOTH BY REMOVING DISEASED OR INJURED TISSUE IN ITS ROOT.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT A ROOT CANAL IS NECESSARY TO SAVE ONE OF YOUR TEETH, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THIS PROCEDURE IS NECESSARY AND WHAT HAPPENS DURING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT.
About the Root Canal Process
Most patients report that having root canal treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled.
This procedure can be done painlessly and is an effective way to treat a tooth that is infected.
If you have more questions about root canal therapy, please don’t hesitate tocontact us. You can also check out this list of FAQ.
Inside each tooth is a pulp chamber that contains the nerves and blood supply for the tooth.
When the pulp becomes infected due to decay, fracture, or injury to the tooth, the pulp must be removed from the center of the tooth and the canals of each root.
Once the infected pulp is removed, the remaining chamber is filled with a rubber-based material to seal it off.
All teeth that have had root canal therapy must be protected with a tooth-like artificial covering known as a crown. This is because teeth that have had the pulp removed are more susceptible to fracture.