Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. You need a dentist trained in endodontics – the branch of dentistry dealing with the root and pulp of teeth.
The Endodontic Procedures
After the dentist removes the pulp in endodontic treatment, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. The dentist places a dental crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
If you’re feeling tooth pain, you may need endodontic treatment. Please give us a call at our Elizabethtown Pennsylvania endodontics office.. A root canal can help alleviate the pain and save the tooth.