Monthly Archives: November 2016

Root Canal

November 29, 2016 / Posted By admin

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist that specialises in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling could result, and your tooth may have to be removed. Causes of an infected pulp could include: A deep cavity Repeated dental procedures Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip) A broken or cracked tooth If you continue to take care of your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last ... Read more »

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