What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal treatment is a procedure that is carried out by your dentist to remove unhealthy tissue from a diseased tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel, is a hard layer called the dentin and the soft tissue is known as the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, which forms the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots, where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. Once a tooth is fully mature, it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
HOW IS ROOT CANAL DONE
The root canal treatment would require one or more visits to complete the whole procedure. Upon consultation, your dentist will assess the condition for your tooth to determine if you are a candidate for root canal. Here is the step-by-step procedure on how the root canal treatment is done: