This message from The Addison Dentist is about root canal therapy. Although root canals have a bad reputation, there really is nothing to fear. A root canal is often the only way a tooth can be saved.
When a tooth is threatened by acute decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, we must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is ordinarily the only way to save the tooth.
During a root canal (or endodontic treatment), the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are taken out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material.
The root canal is only the first step in the process. The final steps are the core build-up and crown.
Thanks to advanced in modern dentistry, getting a root canal isn’t much different than having a cavity filled. At The Addison Dentist we take good care of you. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call us for an appointment today!
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