What Happens During A Root Canal?
There’s no need to be worried if Dr. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, D.D.S., P.A., prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and the hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. They help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
A modern root canal treatment is similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting one done is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.