What is a Root Canal Treatment?
The teeth are made up of many parts, that is, not only that strong white structure that delineates our smile, in fact, are much more complex than we think. To know what the root canal is, we must know how the teeth are formed, in addition to that white part that exercises the dental function and is known as a crown, each tooth has a root that is inserted to the bone to permanently retain the tooth.
In addition, each dental piece has a protective layer on the crown that is called enamel and difficult to destroy. If we pass through the enamel, we find the dentin and later the pulp, which is the center of the tooth and is located in the deepest part of its structure. The pulp is a kind of soft tissue where all the nerve endings of the tooth are found. While dentin and enamel protect the pulp, caries is so abrasive that if it does not stop in time, it can reach that part of the tooth and affect the nerves and cause a lot of pain.
Procedure of a Root Canal
Endodontics is the dental treatment that is carried out to save a tooth whose pulp is badly affected. Endodontics is also known as root canal treatment and consists of removing the pulp in whole or in part to prevent inflammation of the periodontal ligament, removing all damaged structure of the tooth, filling the cavity left by the pulp and sealing the tooth very well and prevent new bacteria or food residues from entering.
A tooth that needs to be treated with endodontics is a dental piece in very poor condition and this treatment is the only alternative to save the dental bone and prevent the detachment of the piece. Therefore, if your dentist advises you to perform a root canal treatment, do not hesitate to do so, otherwise later you will have to make use of the dentures or dental implants. Having had the treatment of root canal, your dentist will advise you to follow a proper dental clearing routine for maintaining the oral hygiene. You must listen to his or her advice or else you will be highly prone to face dental issues again.