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Root canalThe portion of the pulp cavity inside the root of a tooth; the chamber within the root of the tooth that contains the pulp. is quite often a treatment that can cause much fear and concern for patients due to its association with pain. However, if treated correctly many patients can leave the surgery with long term results and well-functioning teeth.

If your tooth is severely decaying and causing you a great deal of pain, then your dentist will likely recommend root canal treatment as a method of alleviating the pain. Root canal treatment is commonly used when the pulpConnective tissue containing blood vessels and nerve tissue which occupies the pulp cavity of a tooth. inside a tooth is infected, dying or dead.

The process involves the dentist drilling into your tooth to remove the problematic pulp and enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. and replacing it with a new fillingA lay term used for the restoring of lost tooth structure by using materials such as metal, alloy, or porcelain., however this process renders the tooth, dead. Consequently, for teeth with large cavities, the tooth becomes weaker and over time is more susceptible to fractures.

This brittleness can be countered by applying a crown on the tooth to strengthen it further.

However, responsible oral hygiene will ensure that the restored teeth will have a great deal of longevity and durability. Tooth decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. can still occur in the treated teeth and therefore it is vitally important that you maintain your regular brushing and flossing, as well as regularly check-ups with your dentist.

Furthermore, keeping the tooth clean will ensure that potential brittleness is less of a problem, as the weaknesses caused by root canal prosper in unhygienic conditions. Your dentist may recommend regular appointments with a hygienist to ensure that your maintain the very best oral health.

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