Root canal treatments consist of three major steps.
Inside each of your teeth is the pulp. The pulp provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp gets infected or injured, natural bacterias in your body will feed off the dead tissue in the root. Root canals are the removal of the pulp in order to avoid this, the chronic pain, infection, and potential loss of the tooth altogether.
Pulp Removal & Replacement
During your root canal, our dentists will remove the pulp, clean out the interior of your tooth to eliminate any bacteria build-up, and replace the pulp with a rubber compound called gutta percha. This helps prevent bacteria from causing infection inside the tooth. The tooth is then capped with a temporary filling which will need to be replaced after the root canal is completed.
Without the pulp, your tooth will no longer receive the nutrients it needs. It may become weak or change color. Your Tanty Family Dental specialist will place a crown on the tooth to improve its durability and restore its natural white color.