Running down the root of every tooth, like a thread, is what is called the pulp. The pulp provides nutrients and nerves to your teeth, keeping them alive. If the pulp is injured or diseased, the pulp tissue dies. If it is not removed, the affected tooth will become infected, which can lead to the loss of your tooth.
Today, there is a specialized procedure called Root Canal Therapy that can save your tooth. During the procedure, the pulp is removed and the root canal cleaned and sealed off for protection. A post, core and crown is then placed over the tooth to increase its strength.
Root Canal Therapy is usually a simple procedure that can be completed in only one to three appointments with little or no discomfort. The biggest benefit of root canal therapy is that it can save your tooth and your smile.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy:
- Relieves pain
- Saves tooth from extraction
- Prevents bone loss due to tooth extraction
- Prevents infection from affecting you whole body