Root Canal Treatment
The words “root canal” can strike fear in any person. However, at Pennington Dental Associates we have shortened most root canals process into one easy visit that is fast and painless. Using the most advance techniques available including an operating microscope, our patients benefit from the latest in endodontics.
Every tooth consists of three different layers. From the outside, first there is the enamel (the outer layer of teeth which is the hardest part of the body). The second layer is dentin (the inside hard layer) and then we have the pulp (which is an empty space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located). If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances for example when you have a large cavity, or a fractured tooth. The treatment for these situations is Root Canal Treatment.
At our office, a root canal specialist, called an endodontist, will perform the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is the process of treating the pulp space and removing the infected nerve and contaminated tissue and blood vessels. With a state of the art dental microscope the endodontist will disinfect and seal the pulp space with a special root filling material. After root canal treatment is done, we will usually fabricate a crown for the tooth to protect the tooth against fracture.