What is root canal?
Your teeth are secured into the jaw by roots. The front teeth usually have a single root, while the teeth toward the back often have more.
Each tooth root contains canals, and inside is a chamber that has the nerves and blood vessels, cells and fibres. This is known as the tooth pulp. If the pulp becomes infected or is injured it can lead to potential abscesses and tooth pain.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy (Endodontics) is a procedure that involves removing the pulp from the root canals and sealing them to prevent further infection. Root canal therapy can often be used to save decayed teeth that without treatment may otherwise need to be removed.
With today’s new technology and stress management options such as medications and conscious sedation, root canal therapy is no longer a stressful procedure.
At Brite Dental, we will do all we can to help you feel relaxed at all times.
Root canal therapy often involves removing a portion of the tooth surface, therefore a crown is usually required or recommended to restore and strengthen the tooth. This makes it more resistant to damage and keeps your smile looking at its best.
Please contact us today if you are concerned about a tooth or would like to book in for an obligation free appointment.