So Guelph, just how much do you know about your teeth? A root canal is the space within the center of a tooth. The center of all your teeth is a hollow area that is home to soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves that nourish and hydrate your teeth to keep them strong and healthy. Keep our Guelph smiles bright and healthy with Dr. Yeung at Guelph Smile Clinic.
Think of how lead runs through the inside of a pencil, this is the same concept. When decay is severe enough to leave the center of the tooth exposed, the root canals can become infected and painful.
Once the tissue and nerve endings become infected, they must be safely removed. This is called root canal treatment. Dr. Yeung, your Guelph root canal dentist, will remove the infected pulp, clean and disinfect the inner chamber of your tooth and then fill the hollow space where the pulp once was with a sealant material to keep the tooth strong.
Root canal treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is the process of treating an infected tooth to prevent further infection and the formation of a painful abscess.
Root canals are often followed by a the placement of a dental crown. As you now know, a root canal is performed when the pulp becomes infected from decay and must be removed. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is dead and becomes much more delicate and brittle than a natural untreated tooth. To protect the treated area from further injury or breakage, Dr. Yeung, at Guelph Smile Clinic in Guelph will place a dental crown to ensure the safety and health of the tooth.