Root Canal Treatment
Teeth are extremely hard and durable. As a result, many people assume that a tooth is mostly or entirely made up of enamel, the tough white surface on the outside of a tooth. This isn’t the case; in reality, each tooth has multiple layers.
The innermost layer contains nerves and blood vessels. Usually, this is a good thing; when you’re a teenager and your teeth are only just growing, these soft tissues help maintain your dental health and growth.
Over time, though, these nerves and blood vessels, your tooth pulp, can be a problem. If a tooth starts to decay, the condition can spread to the soft tissues. This causes pain, accelerated dental deterioration, and ultimately, complete tooth loss. To prevent all of these things, dentists use root canal treatments: Procedures in which the pulp in your teeth is removed, allowing the tooth itself to survive indefinitely.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
If your tooth pulp is infected as a result of dental decay, or completely dead, it’s probably because your tooth has been damaged. It also means that your tooth will be a little less durable than a completely healthy tooth, due to the steps required to save it.
As a result, once your tooth canal has been completed, it’s necessary to restore the actual tooth. This is usually done with a crown cap that completely covers the tooth, protecting and reinforcing the enamel, the outermost layer of our teeth.
How Long is Recovery?
Recovery tends to be quick. Once the infected and/or inflamed soft tissue has been removed, and a filling or crown has been applied, you can go back to your everyday life as soon as the anaesthetic wears off. Since your nerves are no longer there, there’s no need to wait for your body to heal itself.
To find out more, get in touch with our clinic’s staff today by calling us at (732) 290-1660. We’ll be happy to help you make the right choice for yourself and your family!