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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, extending vertically downward, until reaching the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. An injury to a tooth may also compromise the pulp and lead to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems. Pain and sensitivity as normally the first indications.

Root canal therapy is a reliable treatment with high rate of success. The procedure involves removing diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy is designed to save your teeth.

Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is normally one to three office visits. First visit: a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection.

If necessary, the drilled hole is temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a crown. Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.

Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain. Dental Group of Alek Zand DDS – Dr. Zand on Google