A root canal procedure limits infection and keeps the infection from destroying the tooth. During a root canal treatment procedure, the dentist removes the inflamed or infected tissue, carefully cleans, disinfects, and shapes the root canal space inside the tooth before filling and sealing this space, preventing further infections from occurring.
Many people flinch when their dentists tell them they need root canal therapy. While dentists are sympathetic to a patient’s fear of pain, at The Center of Dental Professionals we also want you to know that root canal therapy has three purposes:
The root canal itself is actually a channel that runs from the root of the tooth (connecting to the bone) up to the top surface of the tooth. The canal contains blood vessels, nerves, and the complex cells that make up the living tissue inside the tooth. This lifeline inside the tooth is called the pulp.
When a tooth is decayed or cracked, bacteria can get to the pulp. The acid from the bacteria irritates the pulp and it becomes inflamed; it’s the same process you may have observed when other parts of your body become infected. When the pulp tissue becomes inflamed, it’s harder for blood to flow to the tissue, and the resulting pressure creates pain inside your tooth. For more information about how we at The Center of Dental Professionals can help you with your root canal problems, call us at (801) 747-8018, and we will be happy to talk with you.
Endondontic disease can manifest itself with a wide variety and combination of symptoms. Common symptoms of endodontic disease include:
If you have any of these symptoms, it would be wise to visit us at The Center of Dental Professionals because you might have root canal disease or another dental problem. Some of these symptoms may also be attributable to decay, defective fillings, periodontal diseases, cracked teeth, or other tooth or bite-related problems. In some cases, these symptoms may be caused by disorders that are not related to the teeth.
For more information about how we at The Center of Dental Professionals can help you with your root canal problems, call us at (801) 747-8018, and we will be happy to talk with you.