Root canal therapy – devitalization


Root canal therapy is widely used for the removal of the inflamed and necrotized pulp. The procedure is usually performed around the crown and the root of the teeth. Its primary function is for the reduction of the pain experienced by a patient in their gums. Cavities formed by various teeth diseases are prone to more bacterial infections that result in very painful experiences. If the infections get their way to the core or the pulp of the teeth then the tooth is likely to die. Root canal therapy involves the isolation of the vascular endings from the tooth’s dead nerves. The process aids in the revitalization of the tooth hence making them functional as before. The first step in the procedure involves the emptying and removal of the neurotic pulp from the tooth’s core. The filling material is then put inside the teeth. This process can however be so cumbersome at times especially if the dentist cannot access the root canals. This only happens if the tooth is greatly damaged. The dentist remains with no option but to completely extract the whole tooth. Other alternatives are normally suggested to the patient such as tooth bridges and dental implants that can equally work perfectly.