Endodontics / Root Canals
Root canal therapy is essential for people who have infection of the dental pulp. Dental pulp is the soft interior part of a tooth that contains the nerves and provides teeth with nutrients. If the dental pulp is damaged or becomes infected, the root nerve of the tooth can die. If left untreated, the tooth will also die and need to be removed. Painful abscesses may also form if the damaged pulp is not properly treated; abscesses can cause damage to surrounding bone. Root canal therapy saves teeth with damaged dental pulp from further damage.
During treatment, a drill is used to create access through the tooth crown and down into the pulp chamber so that the damaged pulp may be removed. The remaining pulp in the chamber is then reshaped to facilitate the sealing of the tooth. Anesthesia is typically administered before this procedure so that the patient experiences little or no discomfort during treatment. Medications may also be introduced into the pulp chamber and root canal to prevent further infection. The treated tooth is then permanently sealed with a crown. Root canal therapy may take more than one office visit, depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth.
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