Endodontic dental treatments – what do they do?
For anyone who does not know, endodontic treatments are also known as root canal treatments. They involve treatment of injury or disease to the dental pulp of your tooth or teeth. This is basically the area where nerves in the tooth itself are found.
What does the nerve in your tooth do?
The area inside each tooth contains nerves and blood vessels – all of which nourish and support the tooth itself. Therefore, if this area is subject to an injury or disease, the nerve can end up dying. This in turn can result in toothache or in other extreme cases a dental abscess. Obviously this is a very uncomfortable experience and is something that is not to be ignored. If it is, then your tooth will be subject to discolouring, greying and eventually it could turn black.
Tooth decay is by far one of the most common reasons for damage to dental pulp but it can also be caused by leaking restoration work, defective fillings, veneers and general trauma to the tooth, so it’s important to address this.
What does this treatment involve?
To avoid losing teeth, root canal treatment involves removal of damaged or dead tissue from inside the root canals of those teeth that have got infected. Once removed, the area is cleaned and disinfected and then sealed with a root filling. Treatment means you can have a tooth restored and functioning for years, as long as there is a sufficient amount of tooth remaining to support the filling.
It’s important to receive good quality care and treatment for this kind of work as if it is not done correctly you may get problems in the future. This is why Advanced Dentistry works hard to ensure our patients receive the very best levels of care and our extensive experience reflects this.
Should you have toothache or indeed any symptoms that could be related to root canal problems do give us a call!