Teeth consist of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is the pulp, which contains live tissue and a nerve.
If for any reason the pulp tissue is exposed, traumatically injured, contaminated or infected. The treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The root canal is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. Root canal treatment is performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is complete, your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.
If you have any questions about root canal treatment, give us a call.