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Is a Tooth Dead After a Root Canal?

Posted on 6/7/2021 by Brandon Cooley
Is a Tooth Dead After a Root Canal?During a root canal procedure, the pulp of the tooth, which consists of the nerves and blood vessels, is removed, killing the tooth. This is why you will not feel anything on the affected tooth after a root canal treatment. To understand why that is the case, you need to know how a root canal procedure is done.

The Root Canal Procedure

The root of the tooth is located inside the gum, connecting both the gum and the crown. A root canal is a hollow area located inside the crown. In it, there are tissues and blood vessels that help nourish the tooth. In case of any infection on the pulp, you will experience pain in the root canal. This is what makes a root canal procedure necessary; it removes the infection in the pulp.

A root canal procedure involves removing the infected or decaying pulp and cleaning the internal tooth to get rid of any infections. After that, sealing is done to prevent future infections. Most people think that root canal procedures are painful, which is not the case. Thanks to the advancement in dental treatment technologies and our experienced dental specialists, the root canal procedure is simple and painless. For instance, our root canal procedures are very simple and painless because we use local anesthesia.

Our Professionals Can Help

Before we start the procedure, we will give you local anesthesia that will make the tooth numb. Therefore, you will not experience any pain during the entire procedure. However, you might experience minor pain after the treatment as the canal settles in. You can always control that pain using prescribed painkillers. A root canal procedure is very effective and will help restore your dead tooth. It will also prevent the need to have your tooth extracted. For more information on the root canal procedure, visit our offices.

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