Root Canal

Root canal treatments are special types filling that are done when the innermost portion of a natural tooth becomes damaged of infected. This portion, known as pulp, is where the tooth receives innervation, and nourishment through blood vessels – it is therefore the most sensitive layer as well. Bacteria can invade the pulp if left untreated as they enter through the enamel and dentin. The pulp can also sustain damage through trauma. In both cases, the only way to save the tooth is by performing a Root Canal Treatment.The treatment may be completed in two or three visits, depending upon the tooth. For instance, molars have multiple pulp canals


and therefore take more time. The procedure involves removing the decayed portion of the tooth and gaining access to the pulp chambers. The pulp is then completed removed from the canals with the help of special endodontic files either manually, or attached to a hand-held rotary device. The canals are then cleaned, shaped, disinfected and finally filled with an inert endodontic material. The tooth is then fitted with a crown for restoration of structural stability, functionality and aesthetics. Root canals and pulp infections in most cases can be prevented, keep your oral health in check by visiting the team at Navarre Family Dentistry