Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
When your root get infections or your dental pulp is damaged from disease, dentists will advise root canal treatments to save patient tooth. Otherwise the tooth need to be be extracted. Although the pulp has been removed, the tooth is still anchored in the bone and can still be used for biting and chewing. Here is the indication between healthy and diseased tooth.
Tooth extraction is the only alternative. The extracted tooth will have to be replaced by a denture or a bridge. Otherwise the neighboring teeth will move into the space, creating problems with eating and cleaning. These problems can give rise to gum disease and new cavities. After that the hollow pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, filled and sealed.
A tooth consists of a crown and one or more roots. The roots anchor the tooth in the jaw bone. Within the tooth is the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the tooth.
In a diseased tooth, the pulp is infected or damaged. The cause are usually tooth decay and sometimes, trauma or gum disease.