Root Canal

Root Canal Procedure

In a healthy tooth, the innermost pulp layer containing the nerves and blood vessels for the tooth is intact. This pulp tissue keeps the tooth vital.         When root canal treatment is performed, an opening is created through the top of the tooth to gain access to…

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Why you need a Root Canal

All teeth have three main layers: the outer enamel layer on the top of the tooth or the cementum layer on the root, the inner dentin layer and the pulp. The pulp is the innermost layer within the roots of the tooth containing the nerves and blood vessels that supply…

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Why you need a Root Canal

In some situations, the nerve becomes infected in the tooth, even though there appears to be no apparent reason. Many of these teeth have no pain, but an abscess may appear in the gum tissue (as seen in this example), or may be detected on an x-ray. Even though there…

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