Root Canal Treatment In Ipswich
Root canal is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentine of a tooth. Inside each tooth is the pulp, a soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. In these cases the only treatment that can save the tooth will be root canal treatment. This means removing the nerve from the root canal and filling the empty canal with a filling material that will prevent ingrowth of bacteria and reinfection.
What are the most common reasons for root canal treatment?
The most common causes of pulp death are caries (holes) and tooth fractures that allow bacteria enter the pulp, which can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, an abscess will form and cause damage to the bone around the teeth. If this process is irreversible, an endodontic treatment is advised in most of the cases and your dentist should be seen for advice and treatment.
What will my dentist do?
With a special dental procedure called root canal therapy you may save that tooth. After the dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your dentist refills or. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort.
What are the benefits?
You can save your tooth and your smile! Your restored tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums. Regular checkups are necessary. Call our Ipswich team today to book your appointment.