What Is Dental Pulp?
The dental pulp includes the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves in the center of a tooth.
Why Might Dental Pulp Need to Be Removed?
The dental pulp can become damaged from several things, including a cracked tooth, an injury or blow to a tooth, or a deep cavity. If damaged dental pulp is not removed, an abscess can form. An infection in the root canal can also cause problems like:
– Swelling that can spread to the neck, head, or face
– Drainage problems around the tooth’s root
– Severe toothache
– Prolonged tooth sensitivity
– Darkening of the tooth
What Can I Expect During Root Canal Therapy?
If root canal therapy is deemed necessary, Dr. Eric Weinstock will make an opening in the tooth, through which the infected dental pulp is removed. The root canals are then cleaned thoroughly to prepare for the filling and sealing of the tooth. A dental crown may be placed to support the remaining tooth and to return it to its natural shape and appearance.
Contact Cobb Corner Endodontics, P.C. today at 781-575-9633 to learn more about root canal treatment and to schedule your next visit. Our dentist in Canton, Massachusetts, is excited to serve you!