Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy / Endodontic Treatment

If a tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected by decay or damaged by trauma, performing a root canal treatment is the only way to save the tooth.

If a fracture in a tooth is big enough or if a cavity has grown into the middle layer of the tooth (the dental pulp), bacteria can grow and cause an inflammation of the pulp chamber (Pulpitis).
Depending on the severity of the disease, the pulp needs to be removed by performing Root Canal Therapy.

During Root Canal Therapy all necrotic or diseased tissue from the inside of tooth is removed and replaced with a special filler which helps to maintain the remaining tooth structure as the shell or casing of the tooth remains, thus preserving the space and the function.

Since a great deal of the tooth’s substance needs to be removed in order to gain access to the nerves, the tooth then needs to be covered with a crown in order to prevent fracture.

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