Near-Painless Root Canals, Performed Right in Our Office
Root is the anchor of the tooth that extends into jawbone. Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of secondary problems and should be used as a last resort. When dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), a simple filling will not be suitable.
Pulp is a soft tissue located under the white enamel and a hard layer (dentinin) inside the tooth. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Root canals can save teeth by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a filling material.
When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite painful, and as a result the root canal has a fearsome reputation. However, with the modern anesthetics and technologies available in our practice, root canals can be tolerable and, some say, even painless.
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