Best Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, or Endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from the tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help the tooth to develop.
When bacteria (germs) enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or leaking fillings, the tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. The dentist may notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious health problems.
Root Canal Treatment Done by Endodontic Specialists
- The dentist makes an opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system and the defected pulp.
- Using very fine files, the dentist removes the pulp by cleaning and enlarging the root canal.
- After the canal has been rinsed & cleaned several times , the dentist fills and seals the canal.
- The opening of the tooth is then sealed with either a temporary or permanent filling.