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Root Canal Treatment

The words root canal can strike fear in any person. However, we have shortened the process, for most, into one relatively easy visit that is fast and painless. Using the most advance techniques available, our patients benefit from the latest in endodontics.

Every tooth consists of three different layers.  The first layer is the enamel, the outer layer of teeth which is the hardest part of the body. The next layer is the dentin, just the inside hard layer. Third layer is the pulp, which is an empty space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located. If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. The treatment for these situations is root canal treatment.

 Root canal treatment is the process of treating the pulp space and removing the infected nerve, contaminated tissue, and blood vessels. The treatment is to disinfect and seal the pulp space with a special root filling material. As a rule, after almost every root canal the tooth is prone to fracture; therefore, we generally need to fabricate a crown to protect the tooth against fracture.