Powell Dental Group
Shelley D. Shults, FNP, MSN, DDS, D.ABDSM
Emily Hutchins, DDS
Joseph E. Touhalisky, DDS

39 Clairedan Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065

Root Canal Therapy

Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is the cavernous space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located. If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure or extreme irritation of the pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. The dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.

Root Canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. Root canals are performed with advanced techniques, materials and specialized microscopes , making them far more comfortable, faster, and more successful than in previous years. After root canal therapy is complete, your dentist will place a permanent filling inside the inside chamber of the tooth and in most cases, place a supporting crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.


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