Root canal treatment is designed to save a tooth that has been infected by bacteria. The procedure eliminates the bacteria and reinfection is prevented. When undergoing a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
There’s no need to be worried if we prescribe a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Steps to a Root Canal Procedure
A root canal is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages. The procedure:
- is virtually pain-free
- is efficient & cost-effective
- results in a visually appealing result
Don’t worry any longer. Contact us at White Pine Family Dentistry today to see if a root canal is the best solution for your medical situation.