Root Canal Therapy

Lastly, root canal therapy is essentially a restorative process that involves fixing the inner pulp of the tooth which contains blood vessels and nerves. This pulp can get infected as a result of a decayed or cracked tooth. Root canal treatment basically involves removing the infected pulp to address the issue.
Root canal therapy is not as painful or as feared as it used to be in the past. It is a straight forward procedure that involves drilling a hole in the affected tooth and removing the pulp. The area is cleaned thoroughly before the hole is sealed permanently and covered with a durable crown. You will be under anesthesia the whole time so it is a virtually painless process.
Infected tooth pulp causes a number of problems that are addressed by root canal therapy. Pain is the most obvious which disappears after treatment. Additionally, the bad taste or smell around the infected tooth, jaw tissue and gum swelling, tenderness and problems chewing are all resolved with root canal therapy.
Lastly, root canal treatment protects your tooth from extraction. If the infected pulp is not addressed, you will eventually have to face a tooth extraction or the tooth will simply fall out on its own.

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