If you are in need of a root canal, your most common symptoms are severe tooth pain, trouble chewing solid foods, and even trouble sleeping. Learn more about root canals and how Flossy can help.
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Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. If your tooth becomes diseased or injured, it can often be saved through root canal therapy. Your tooth may look like one solid piece, but it has many layers. There are two main parts of your tooth: the crown and the root. The crown is the part of the tooth you can see. The root is the part of the tooth below the gumline in the jaw bone.The inside of the crown contains the pulp chamber, which continues toward the tip of the root in what is called the root canal. In each root, there may be one or more root canals. The root canals contain the dental pulp, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels and extends all the way to the tip of each root. When the pulp tissue becomes infected or inflamed, treatment is needed. Root canal therapy is a procedure that removes injured or infected dental pulp from the canal.
When you come in for root canal therapy, your mouth will be cleaned and sanitized, and the infected tooth will be isolated using a dental dam. Our Flossy network dentists will then use specialized tools to gently remove the damaged or decayed material. Your tooth will then be disinfected and cleaned once more, and a temporary filling or crown will be placed over it to protect and strengthen its structure. You will receive a permanent dental crown at your follow-up appointment to ensure that your tooth does not become damaged or re-infected.