Root canal or endodontic treatment is a dental procedure of saving severely infected tooth. A recommended procedure for deep infection of the roots aside from tooth extraction. The dentist will remove, clean and disinfect the damaged part of the tooth which is the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that helps growth of your tooth.
Throughout the procedure your dentist will carefully disinfect and cleaned the infected pulp, and then then seal it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. After that, tooth will be restored with a filling or with crown.
Root canal treatment is a painless procedure because local anesthesia is given to the affected part. Due to innovations of modern techniques the dental visits of root canal procedure can be cut into 1 or two visits depending on the condition of the tooth. It is important to take good care of the treated tooth after root canal; by brushing teeth twice daily, using a dental floss daily and regular dental check up every 6 months.Leave a reply →