Have you ever asked yourself what happens during a root canal? Root canals require the removal of the pulp of the tooth. Although it is a common procedure, it may seem like a drastic method just to save a single tooth. A root canal may be necessary because if the damaged pulp is left unchecked, serious infections and tooth failure could occur.
Not all teeth are destined to fail just because the pulp of the tooth is damaged, as root canals can still save a tooth. However, root canals must be done with extreme precision, in which case laser dentistry techniques can help sanitize and the area in and around a tooth to ensure the maximum chance of success. When a tooth is primed for a root canal, the damaged pulp is removed.
The pulp is the life force of a tooth. It contains the connective tissue, nerve endings, and blood vessels. However, even if the pulp is removed, a tooth can continue to function properly. For additional treatment, dental crowns can be used for additional defense and support for teeth that have had root canals.
If you would like to discuss a root canal treatment with Dr. David Trebisovsky and the rest of our team here at Sandpiper Dental, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our office in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Our number is 763-561-7000. Our staff is here to help you get the smile you want!