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WHAT IS ROOT CANAL?
Inside your teeth, under the enamel and dentin layers, are soft tissue materials called pulp. The nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth from the tip of the root and run through the center of the tooth in a small, thin root canals, which join up in the pulp chamber. When your pulp become infected, everything inside the pulp chamber and the canals have to be cleaned out.
Root canal therapy is a procedure of removing all dead and infected pulp tissues from a tooth with cavity. This procedure allow you to retain a tooth that has been infected and damaged by the cavity. Even though it is too late to restore with a regular filling, by doing root canal therapy, the tooth can recover from the infection and can be restore with a post and core and crown. The alternative is to extract an entire tooth.
WHAT IS BEING DONE WHEN THE DENTIST DOES ROOT CANAL THERAPY PROCEDURE?
Other treatment choices include no treatment, waiting for more definitive symptoms to develop, or tooth extraction. Risk involved in those choices might include but are not limited to pain, infection, swelling, loss of tooth/teeth, and infection to other areas of the mouth.