If your tooth is infected, a root canal is designed to remove harmful microorganisms and even restore the tooth. A root canal works by removing bacteria from the infected tooth and preventing reinfection. A root canal can relieve pain and restore your natural tooth with a simple procedure. With local anesthesia, healing is virtually painless and you’ll be able to keep your tooth!
The structure of your teeth is made up of two main parts, the root and the crown. The dental pulp, which lies in the root canals, contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. They help the tooth to develop and to grow. In the crown, you will find a pulp chamber and eventually a canal, a passage from the outside pulp to the inside pulp. The root canal is the lower part of the canal down below the gum line.
Just like ordinary cavity fillings, root canal therapy can be fast and painless today. However, your dentist will first administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process. The first step will be to wrap your tooth in a dry covering to protect it from the solution.
Next, a hole will be drilled into the crown of the tooth to remove the infected pulp from the pulp chamber and any canals that are infected. The root canals are then filled with a permanent solution that does not cause decay or splintering.
After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort. That should diminish in a day or two. However, we recommend that you take care of your tooth. A professionally restored tooth can last for many years and be strong.
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