Root Canal Treatments
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.
What Causes a Root Canal ?
- Root canals are necessary after they involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues.
- When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to infection.
- A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems; pain and sensitivity are some of the first indications of a problem; but inside, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.
To learn more about a Root Canal procedure, please fill out the form on the right, or contact E. John Baron, DDS at 831-426-9200