A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. The pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The pulp chamber is the hollow part in the center of the tooth that contains the pulp, and it continues down canals that extend through the roots of teeth and into the surrounding bone. Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal.
Determining if a tooth requires a root canal may be an easy process in some cases for Oakdale residents.
There are a number of signs and symptoms that people needing an endodontic treatment frequently experience. There are also some less obvious ones that your dentist will know that will further suggest that a tooth requires attention.
The final decision about a specific tooth’s need for a root canal will be based on your dentist collecting all the information available. After a complete picture of everything going is collected, an accurate diagnosis can be made.
Here are the types of issues and events that are common indicators that a root canal is necessary:
To schedule a consultation with Riverbank Smiles Dental and decide and which procedure is best for you, please contact our office today.