Root Canal Treatment
Every tooth consists of three different layers. From the outside, first there
is Enamel (the outer layer of the teeth which is the hardest part of the body).
The second layer is Dentin (the inside hard layer) and then we have the Pulp
(which is an empty space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside,
the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The
exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances for example when
you have a large cavity, or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can
explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. Regardless
of the reason for the contamination or damage to the pulp
tissue, the treatment is usually root canal.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp
space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then
disinfected and sealed with special materials.
Presently, root canal treatments are performed with advanced
techniques and material and are more comfortable and faster.
After a root canal treatment is done, your restorative dentist
will usually place a crown on your
tooth to protect it against fracture.
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