Root Canal Therapy
Three major parts of a tooth include the enamel, dentin, and the pulp chamber. The enamel is the hard tissue covering the dentin. The dentin is beneath the enamel and houses the pulp chamber.
The pulp chamber holds the connective tissues that contain the nerve tissue and blood vessels.
If the pulp becomes diseased or injured, the inside tissue will die. If the dead tissue is not removed it will become infected, causing pain and can result in losing the tooth.
Root canal therapy begins with the dentist opening the pulp chamber. Next, the chamber and canals are cleaned and disinfected. The canals are then rinsed, dried and hermetically sealed to prevent infection.
The empty chamber is then restored with a bonded composite material to restore the foundation. Your dentist may recommend a porcelain-metal crown for extra support.
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