A Root Canal is a procedure a dentist performs that stops the pain of a diseased tooth while allowing you to keep that tooth – and your complete smile – in the process.
Why do Dentists perform Root Canal Therapy?
Located in the centre of the tooth beneath the enamel and dentin is the dental pulp, the vital section of a living tooth made of up nerve tissue, lymph tissue and blood vessels. When the dental pulp is damaged or diseased, the tooth begins to die and a root canal is needed to stop this painful progression and prevent tooth loss.
During a Root Canal, your dentist disinfects, cleans and shapes the affected tooth’s canals, then refills the open space, leaving you with a complete tooth and preventing further pain and infection.
If you experience tooth pain, discolouration, or swelling around your gums, contact Southland Dental and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.