Root canal treatment is a procedure wherein the dental surgeon removes the tooth's pulp which is a tissue similar to a small thread in the center of the tooth. The surgeon then cleans the remaining space gives it a shape and fills it after he removes the damaged, diseased or the dead pulp. This procedure seals off the root canal. Earlier, the dentists used to remove the entire teeth with injured or diseased pulp. However, today, with advanced technology, this procedure saves several teeth that would otherwise be lost. There are many reasons that lead to the teeth getting damaged or injured and the most common out of them are:
Once the pulp gets infected or dead, it must be treated instantly; if left untreated pus can accumulate at the tip of the root in the jawbone thus leading to the formation of an abscess. This abscess can further destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain.
Root Canal Procedure
This procedure or treatment possesses of many steps that take place over many clinic visits, depending in the situation of your tooth. Give ahead are the steps involved in this procedure:
Reasons for Having Root canal Treatment
Your teeth possess a core of blood vessels and nerves at their centre. This living tissue is known as the pulp and is in a space known as the root canal. The number of root canals differs depending on how far back the tooth is in your mouth. Front teeth often have just one root canal, whereas back teeth might have 3 or more. If your tooth gets injured or has much decay, the pulp could be damaged and the blood vessels might die. This results in the tooth being dead which is most likely to get infected as it's no longer protected by the immune system.