A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased tissue from the interior of enamel. The slim channels beneath the pulp chamber in the inner part of the teeth are hollowed out and wiped clean, and the roots are filed with flexible nickel titanium files.
A tooth is made from three main components: a hard protecting shell known as enamel, a softer and sensitive centre layer known as ‘dentin’ and a smooth tissue inner layer referred to as dental pulp.
Dental pulp consists of nerve tissue, lymph tissue and blood vessels, and is taken into consideration to be the important part of oral health.
If dental pulp is traumatised, the tooth starts to die and root canal therapy is often required so that you can avoid infection and save you from tooth loss.
Root Canal Therapy is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp with a filling. The pulp consists of specialised dental cells, blood vessels, tissue fibres and some nerve fibres located in the hollow space in the central part of the tooth. The vast majority of people who undergo root canal therapy can expect a functional tooth after the treatment.