Primecare Dental Advise Why You May Need a Root Canal

Monday 23 March 2020, 4:34PM
By Beckie Wright

For some reason the name ‘root canal’ can strike terror in the hearts of many people, but as the team at Primecare Dental say, there is absolutely no reason why a root canal with today’s dentistry methods need be no more painful than any other dental procedure.

A root canal is the name of the dental procedure that cleans out the decay in your tooth’s pulp and root. Your teeth have an enamel layer on the outside, a second layer of dentin, and a soft inside core that extends into the root in your jawbone. The core contains the dental pulp, which consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When decay gets into the soft core, the pulp can become inflamed or infected, or even necrotic (dead), so a root canal is needed to correct this.

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

Root canal therapy at Primecare Dental usually consists of two appointments spaced two weeks apart. In the first visit the inflamed or infected pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped. At this visit it is most likely that anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial medicines will be put inside the root canal. A temporary filling protects the inside of the tooth until the following visit.

On the second visit the root canals are filled and the tooth restored. In most cases a crown is placed over the tooth to prevent fracture, splitting of the root and any leakage of the filling.

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