Today there are many options when it comes to dealing with damaged or diseased teeth. In fact, many millions of teeth have been effectively treated and saved thanks to root canal therapy and endodontic care. Most importantly, endodontic care such as root canal therapy does an excellent job of relieving pain and ensuring that teeth remain healthy, strong and attractive for many years . Root canal is actually quite simple to understand. Inside of a typical tooth and beneath the white enamel as well as another hard layer known as the dentin is what is referred to as the pulp or soft tissue of the tooth. This part of the tooth is unique in that it contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.
Advanced Endodontic Treatment
Much of the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue are there primarily to assist in normal tooth development. That said once a tooth has become fully developed it can easily survive without the pulp. This is due to the fact that the tooth will continue to be nourished by other tissue that surrounds it. Perhaps most notable of all is the fact that today’s modern and advanced endodontic treatment is safe and enjoys an incredibly high success rate while being almost always virtually pain-free. Indeed, today’s advanced root canal treatment is similar in many ways to having a routine filling and can be completed in just one or two office visits.
Protect Other Surrounding Teeth
Some of the clear and obvious advantages of having root canal treatment performed are that it creates more effective chewing while also adding improved outward appearance. With endodontic care such as root canal therapy, normal biting force and sensation is maintained as compared to having an artificial implant placed . In addition, root canal treatment helps to protect other surrounding teeth from unnecessary and undue wear or strain. These reasons plus many others make root canal treatment a smart option in today’s world. Anytime the inside of the tooth or the pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to decay, root canal therapy may be an excellent option. Other circumstances such as repeated dental procedures or when a tooth becomes cracked or chipped or if faulty crowns have been placed may also benefit greatly from endodontic treatment .
Removes Inflamed or Infected Pulp
When pulp is inflamed or infected or the inner tooth goes untreated, the end result can be more serious complications, ongoing chronic pain or even abscesses. That is why it is so important to meet with your endodontic care professional or dental care provider to determine whether or not root canal therapy is the right choice for you. As stated, endodontic treatment is highly effective because it serves to remove inflamed or infected pulp from within the tooth itself. The area is carefully cleaned and disinfected and then a filling composed of a rubber like material is carefully placed. To learn more about endodontic care and root canal treatment, contact your Walnut Creek dental care provider, Dr. Darvishzadeh today.