Root Canal treatment in District Heights MD, Hyattsville MD, Landover MD and Windsor Mill MD.
Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. This procedure includes removal of nerve and pulp which are infected or damaged. Once nerve and pulp are removed, inside of teeth is cleansed and sealed.
Why Damaged Pulp Need to Be Removed?
Damage in nerve tissue or pulp leads to it’s break down. This causes multiplication of bacteria in pulp chamber. These bacteria cause infection and pus in pockets at the end of tooth’s root. This infection can lead to
1) Due to hole through the side of tooth, Drainage into gums or through the cheek into the skin
2) Swelling in areas like face, neck, or head
Root canal is an effort to save the natural tooth but if it doesn’t seem to work then tooth extraction is way to go. Tooth is extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or removable partial denture. But these procedures are time consuming and more expensive than root canal treatment Sometimes infection might reoccur after root canal so in such case patient need to consult the dentist again.