Root Canal Therapy
We Perform Anterior, Bicuspid and Molar Root Canals
Once upon a time, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you probably lost that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy, you can save that tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies.
If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After your dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal therapy refers to the process when the dentist treats the inner aspects of a tooth, specifically that area inside a tooth that is occupied by its pulp tissue. Most people would probably refer to a tooth pulp tissue as its nerve. While a tooth pulp tissue does contain nerve fibers, it is also composed of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue.