The pulp rests in the center of the tooth where it protects the nerves and blood vessels. If tooth decay is not properly treated, it can eventually make its way down into the pulp. Root canal therapy gets rid of the infected pulp and cleans out the center of the tooth.
This treatment is usually completed in one to three visits to the dentist, and patients feel little to no pain. With proper oral hygiene, this treatment can last a lifetime. Learn more about root canal therapy by watching this video.
Whether you need root canal therapy or dental implants, the team at Chicago’s University Associates in Dentistry can help. Come in today to see a dentist who can help you gain healthy teeth and gums. For more information, call (888) 481-6598.