Consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues, the dental pulp is central to the growth and nourishment of a developing tooth.
Occasionally, however, due to decay, faulty filling, and other dental injuries, the dental pulp is exposed to mouth-dwelling bacteria. When this happens the dental pulp gets infected or inflamed.
This is when the dental pulp becomes an oral health hazard, often resulting to persistent dental pain and swelling.
What Is Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment otherwise known as endodontic therapy, is the surgical removal of an infected, damaged, or dead dental pulp. The procedure is generally performed in an attempt to relieve dental pain caused an infected dental pulp while saving the tooth at the same time.
Much like other dental procedures, your dentist Bondi will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the affected tooth and its surrounding areas. Once numbed, your dentist will make an opening through the tooth to gain access to the infected dental pulp. The infected pulp is them removed. Then the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. Once the tooth has been disinfected, your dentist Bondi will seal the tooth using a rubber-like gutta percha filling. Then, to fully maximize the lasting benefits of the procedure, a prosthetic dental crown is installed on your tooth for added protection against dental injuries.
With cutting edge dental technology, precision equipment, and 60 years worth of collective experience, Bondi Dental offers the very best of modern dentistry to the local Bondi Community and its surrounding areas. For high-quality dental endodontic therapy, visit Bondi Dental.