Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. The pulp tissue is removed during your root canal and replaced with a filling material. Fully developed teeth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by surrounding tissues.
Modern root canal treatment is nothing like those old sayings! It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.
Root Canal Advantages
- Eliminate pain/infection
- Save your tooth
- Normal biting/chewing