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Root Canal treatment

Root Canal treatment

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How Root Canal treatment
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Published by: Vinny JayCee on Mar 05, 2011
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Root Canal Therapy Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp soft tissue inside

the tooth containing blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves that extends down to the tooth s root. If the pu lp becomes infected or injured, the tooth s nerves die and, often, without endodon tic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Patients who have pulpal nerve damage oftentimes report symptoms such as pain wh en biting down or chewing food, oversensitivity to hot or cold beverages and fac ial swelling. This damage is usually due to aggressive tooth decay that results in infection or trauma. If left untreated, the infection will spread to the bone surrounding the tooth and rendering it unable to hold the tooth in place. Treatment involves removing the affected pulpal area and fabricating a replaceme nt crown. The procedure is usually spread across several visits. During the proc edure (performed under anesthesia), an opening is drilled into the tooth s crown a nd pulp chamber, diseased pulp is removed and the canal reshaped and obdurate. T hen the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored cro wn. To learn more about root canals, please contact us today (908) 737 -1313

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