In the cases when decay (cavity) is extended inside plural cavity (pulpits) we perform root canal treatment. Local anesthesia is used to num the area completely so patients will not feel anything and feel themselves relaxed during the procedure.
We perform treatment of molar, premolar and anterior teeth. Treatment of root canals usually takes one or two appointments depending on the seventy of symptoms and condition of the tooth.
Procedure consist form several steps. After complete excavation of the cavity, access is created to clean, irrigate and obturate root canals with special material that provide sealed environment and base for future restoration of the missing tooth structure.
Usually endodontically treated teeth require crown to restore form and function of the tooth.
Why do I need one?
The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth’s development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.
Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.
If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.