Let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy”). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment routinely done today, but it is important that dental patients know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing procedure.
Thread-like tissue at the center of each tooth is called the pulp and it can be damaged by the following:
An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth
When damaged or infected, pulp builds up at the root tip inside the jawbone and forms an abscess. This can destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort if left untreated.
When a dentist or oral surgeon performs a root canal, they remove the dead or diseased pulp, and cleans, shapes and fills in the gap. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry
Hi. I’m Dr. Clint Blackwood of Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray. I hope that today’s dental blog post helped you better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. If you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 801-938-8855.
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The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013
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