Root Canal Therapy
The space within the root of each of your teeth is called a ‘root canal,’ and within the canal, there is dental pulp which consists of soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels. Tooth decay or trauma can cause damage to your dental pulp which results in an infection that if left untreated, can spread to the bone around your tooth, resulting in the loss of the tooth.
To save the tooth, your dentist will first remove the dental pulp and then the area that held the pulp is cleaned and shaped to hold a specialized filler material that will protect your tooth from any more infection and reduce any sensitivity of the tooth.
Once the root canal is cleaned, filled and restored, your tooth is capped with a crown that protects the amended root canal and looks and functions like a normal tooth.
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