Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is done when decay (infection of the tooth) has reached the nerve of the tooth. This causes an abscess to form on the root of the tooth where it causes a lot of pain.
The aim of this treatment is to remove the infection and seal the tooth from having any further attack from the bacteria.
Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger.
What if you don’t want to do a root canal treatment?
That’s fine. If you wish not to do a root canal treatment, you can remove the tooth and restore the space with an implant. You may also wish not to pursue an implant, however the long term consequences of that are generally disastrous.
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