Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardestlayer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is thecavernous space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located.
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissuebecomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens inmany circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth.Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In thesecases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space andremoving the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealedwith special materials. Nowadays, root canal treatments are performed withadvanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster.After root canal treatment is complete, your restorative dentist will usuallyplace a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.
If you have any questions about root canal treatmentand you live in or around New York, give us a call today!
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