Restore Your Oral Health
Bluegrass Dental restores your dental health with root canal treatment. Root canals may have a reputation for being unpleasant, but in reality, they’re one of the fastest and most effective ways to relieve severe tooth pain. If you’re in need of a root canal, come to our office, and you’ll discover firsthand what relief a root canal can bring!
What is a Root Canal?
To understand what a root canal does, the first step is to learn a little about the anatomy of your teeth. Every tooth has a small amount of pulp at its center, which is made up of tissue and blood vessels.
While this pulp is important while your teeth are growing and developing, once your permanent teeth are established, the pulp becomes unnecessary. Unfortunately, that doesn’t keep it from occasionally becoming infected, especially if the exterior of the tooth becomes cracked or damaged.
The Root Canal Procedure
When the exterior of a tooth is compromised and bacteria is allowed in, the pulp of a tooth can become painfully infected. Removing this infected pulp can bring relief from the pain of a toothache and will protect your other teeth from the spread of infection at the same time.
A root canal procedure simply removes the infected pulp altogether, sanitizes the space left behind, and fills it with a new, infection-proof sealing material.
We often recommend a dental crown to complete the protection of your tooth. In cases when a crack has allowed an infection into the inner part of the tooth, a crown can protect the overall structure of the tooth as well as the inside portion.