Root Canal

You Can Save and Restore Damaged Teeth with Root Canal Treatment

When a tooth is suffering from decay or infection, a root canal treatment is used to restore it. This is a dental procedure where the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed after removing the nerves and pulp.

If a root canal treatment is not done in time, the tissue surrounding the tooth will get infected and result in swelling and abscesses.

Root Canal Treatment Groton NY

Root CanalThe root canal is the the usual cavity within the core of the tooth. The soft area within is known as the pulp or pulp chamber. The tooth’s nerves lie within the root canal. A tooth’s nerve is not fundamental to a tooth’s strength and purpose after the tooth has emerged from the gum.

Although a root canal treatment involves removal of the tooth’s nerves, the only function of the nerves is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The day-to-day functioning of the tooth will not be affected by existence or absence of a nerve.

To learn more about the benefits of having a root canal treatment, and know about its alternatives, consult your trusted Groton dentist Dr. Ali.

Call Access Dental at 607-898-5006.