Root Canal Treatment
If you need a root canal Irvine Endodontist is the place to go to. Dr. Fay Mansouri is #1. She is caring, professional and during the procedure she keeps checking on you. Her assistant Shelby was fantastic and made me feel comfortable with lavendar aroma therapy and headphones to listen to my favorite radio station. The front office staff is very freindly also. Two tumbs up for Irvine Endodontist.
About Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected and dead tissue. Then the space is disinfected and sealed with special materials.
Every tooth consists of three different layers. From the outside, first there is Enamel (the outer layer of the teeth which is the hardest part of the body). The second layer is Dentin (the inside hard layer) and then we have the Pulp (which is an empty 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 of pulp happens in many circumstances for example when you have a large cavity, or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. Regardless of the reason for this contamination or damage to pulp tissue, the treatment is usually Root canal treatment.
Now-a-days, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and material and are more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is done your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on you tooth to protect it against fracture.
Learn more about root canals at American Association of Endodontics