Endodontist Q & A
What is a Root Canal?
Root Canals are the tissue containing nerve fibers that run through the center of the root of your tooth. Root canal therapy is needed when this tissue dies due to deep cavity or trauma. In the absence of treatment, the pain gradually worsens along with the abscess of tooth and also swelling can be present.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
The removal of dead tissue from the tooth is called root canal therapy. After application of anesthetics to numb the area around the tooth, the dentists then isolates and sterilizes the tooth in order to protect it from bacteria in the mouth. After the dentist removes the dead tissues from the canals, they are then filled with rubber filling material. The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown.