Every tooth consists of three different layers: Enamel, dentin and pulp. The outermost layer is enamel which is the hardest. Then comes the second layer which is dentin. The third layer is pulp, which is the space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located. If the pulp area gets exposed to the outside for any reason, the tissue becomes contaminated and infected eventually. Pulp can get exposed due to a number of reasons. Such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. In such cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment. In many cases, root canal treatment is the best solution for restoring infected or damaged teeth as well.
Root canal treatment involves going inside the pulp and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. At Palisades dental clinic, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster. Once the root canal treatment is complete, we will place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.
If you have any questions about root canal treatments, call us today and find out more.