Root canals, which are technically endodontics treatment, are an excellent solution for teeth that have internal root issues. The tooth is made out of three primary layers: the outer enamel, the interior dentin, and the pulp tissue. When there are issues with the deterioration that leads through the enamel, dentin, and pulp into the root, a root canal may be necessary.
When Root Canals Are Necessary
Root canals may be necessary if:
- You have an infection that has affected the pulp of the tooth
- You have a tooth that is loose due to inflammation in the pulp of the tooth
- You have a tooth that has decay that reached down into the pulp of the tooth
- You have sustained trauma to a tooth, such as a chip or deep crack
A Brief Look at the Root Canal Process
If the dentist determines that you need a root canal, the affected enamel, dentin, and pulp will be removed with small tools after your mouth and tooth have been adequately numbed. The affected area will be cleaned out with a solution that eradicates any debris, germs, or bacteria. A filling made of inert material is injected into the hollowed-out area to stabilize the tooth, and then filling material is used to close off any openings in the tooth enamel.
Talk to Us at Valerin Dental About Root Canal Treatment
When done properly, a root canal can save your tooth from having to be extracted, which is always important. If you believe you need a root canal because of a deteriorating tooth, reach out to us at Valerin Dental in Peoria, IL for an appointment.