The hub of a tooth is its root canal system. The pulp that contains the nerves and tissues that keep the tooth alive are stored there. When the pulp is damaged by tooth decay or a traumatic injury the restorative treatment is professionally known as endodontic therapy which we commonly refer to as having a root canal.
The term has been known to strike terror in the heart of even the most laid back dental patient, but the actual therapy is really just a more extensive version of a dental filling. The real danger is in delaying the procedure. An invasion of the pulp will cause swelling and pain and can lead to serious infection.
Because root canals are so narrow an endodontic treatment requires the precision of high tech instruments. Thanks to the advancements in dental science, procedures to treat root canal infection has become more commonplace and more patients are able to keep those teeth that once may have been unable to restore.
A lot of the anxiety that patients go through when they are facing root canal therapy is brought on by a fear of the unknown. Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental in Aurora wants his patients to have a comfortable dental experience. He will take you through the entire process so that you will know exactly what to expect before, during and after the procedure. Don’t put off making your appointment, call 720-886-0606 today.