It should not worry you if your tooth needs a root canal treatment to treat it because it is suffering from damage or disease. Every year, millions of people worldwide benefit by having relief from pain and regain healthy teeth when they successfully complete this procedure.
To illustrate, inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentine, is a soft tissue called the pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. Root canal treatment is needed only if the pulp tissue of your teeth has been irreversibly damaged. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Of course, modern root canal treatment is nothing like those old sayings! In fact, it’s very 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. Certainly, having root canal treatment is painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.
It is needless to say that saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
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