Has your dentist advised that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone.  Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic,  treatment. A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected  tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a  soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective  tissue, and helps to grow the root of your tooth during development. In a fully developed  tooth, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be  nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning  and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp  are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.  The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.
If you think you need a root canal, please book your consultation at our clinic. There are  a number of steps that occur over a few visits which will be well taken care of at  Sanctuary Lakes Family Dental.