Root canal treatment is a treatment required for the pulp of a tooth (intra-orally). The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth, in large cavities the pulp extends outside the root canal into the root and is called a periapical abscess. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is performed at the end of the tooth, to remove the infected pulp tissue. The pulp is removed and the canals are cleaned out, disinfected and filled. The tooth is then restored. The pulp is composed of soft tissues, blood vessels and nerves. The pulp is located in the Centre of the tooth and is normally surrounded by the enamel and dentin. The anatomy of a tooth is a bit messy, next to the pulp and nervous tissue there is also a blood vascular system.
The main purpose of root canal treatment is to save the tooth and not just to save the tooth but also to save the adjacent teeth. Once the pulp becomes infected, it damages the adjacent tissue and may cause the tooth to become nonvital. If the entire tooth has been affected, then it has to be removed for the sake of the adjacent teeth.
Dental Root Canal Treatment is a cost-effective, safe and efficient way to save your tooth from decaying. Learn more from Blackburn Dental Clinic, which also provides emergency dentistry, teeth whitening and implants.