In this post from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we’re going to talk about root canals. Many people fear the idea of a root canal, but the procedure is mis-understood. There is, nothing to fear from one.
People associate them with pain, but the opposite is true: root canals relieve the pain you experience from an infected tooth. Not only that, they can allow you to keep a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.
At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. Any of the following problems can damage the pulp:
- An injury to the tooth
- A very deep cavity
- A crack in the tooth
If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort
When we perform a root canal, the affected pulp is cleared out. The space that is left is cleaned and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled.
When all is said and done, root canals from The Center for Dental Anesthesia are nothing to be afraid of. They may even save a tooth. Our services also include family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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