Inside each tooth are canals and a chamber. Within those structures resides the pulp, the network of nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth. Sometimes this pulp will become infected or perhaps damaged by injury or deep-penetrating decay.
When this happens, sometimes the patient experiences an extreme, dull pain. In order to save the tooth & relieve the pain, the dentist will perform a root canal therapy.
The dentist will give the patient a local anesthetic and will open the top of the tooth in order to reach into the pulp chamber. The procedure is pain free (in fact, it actually relieves the pain, if there is any).
The infected or damaged pulp is removed and the chamber is cleansed. This chamber is then filled with a rubbery material and will be sealed with either a filling or a crown.
This procedure enables the patient to keep the tooth, and retain its normal function.
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