Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is the space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located. If there is any damage exposing the tissue to bacteria, Dr Chandra is able to save the tooth by doing something called a root canal treatment.
The infection of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Dr Chandra can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue.
Signs and symptoms of a need for root canal therapy:
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
Sensitivity to hot and cold
Severe toothache pain
Swelling and/or tenderness
Sometimes no symptoms are present
What does root canal therapy involve?
Root canal treatment at Bayview Dental is the process of going inside the nerve and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. At Bayview Dental Claremont, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is complete, Dr Chandra will usually place a dental crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.
Reasons for root canal therapy:
Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip