A successful root canal procedure saves you the hassles and expenses of a cumbersome tooth extraction procedure. Root canal treatment takes place after a tooth has become infected. At this stage, the tooth’s root has been damaged and requires specialized work in order to restore its’ integrity and save the tooth from external extraction. Taking the steps to keep all your teeth is important. If a tooth is extracted, surrounding teeth will drift out of line in order to fill in the new gap, which can lead to jaw problems. This is why a root canal procedure is so important to consider.
What is root canal treatment?
A root canal treatment is the process of removing dead, injured or infected pulp from your tooth. The space found beneath the heard enamel layers of a tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with pulp and is built using nerves and blood vessels which help a tooth grow and develop.
Whenever germs i.e. bacteria enters a tooth via flawed filling, crack or deep cavities, your tooth can become what is known as abscessed. An abscessed tooth is one in which an infection has infiltrated the pulp. Once at this stage, any infected pulp needs to be removed in order to prevent future oral health problems. An abscessed tooth typically causes pain and/or swelling. If these symptoms are not prevalent, a dental x-ray can identify this looming problem just as effectively.
If you would like to learn more information about our root canal procedures or wish to schedule a dental cleaning, please contact us today to schedule a meeting.