You don’t need a referral to see us for your Root Canal procedure
To make endodontic treatment
easier to understand, it's convenient to know the anatomy of the tooth. Inside a tooth, beneath the white enamel and the hard layer known as dentin, there is a soft tissue called pulp. It contains nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue and it creates the surrounding hard material of the tooth during its early evolution. The pulp expands from the top or crown of the tooth to the end of the roots where it attaches to the root’s surrounding tissues. The pulp is necessary to the tooth in its early stages, however, once a tooth has developed sufficiently, it can survive without it as it is nourished by surrounding tissues.
When the soft inner section of the tooth becomes infected, the whole tooth begins to die. This is where root canal treatment is necessary to save the tooth
. The surgery removes the pulp from the tooth to prevent infection spread to the surrounding teeth. The root canal will also relieve the patient’s pain and allow for proper healing. Once the pulp it's removed, our dentist will fill the inside of the tooth with a filling material to protect the tooth from any further damage or future infection. The root canal treatment will stop the bacteria from entering the bloodstream and contaminating or infecting other areas of the body.
Those with heart problems, artificial valves, congenital disabilities or defects are at risk of infection associated with root canal surgery. Therefore they must take antibiotics before and after their root canal treatment.