Root Canal Treatment
Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, the second layer is dentin, and the third is pulp. The pulp is the cavernous space where the live tissue, blood supply and nerve of each tooth is located.
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment required is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. After root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against future tooth fracture.
If you have any questions about root canal treatment, give us a call today!