Why are Root Canals Performed?
Root Canal treatment is performed in an attempt to repair a tooth that is badly decayed or has become infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without root canal treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth would become infected, an abscess may form and the tooth may be lost.
“Root Canal” is a phrase used to describe the chamber within the center of the tooth. This pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.
A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory and provides the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.
For more information on North Chicago, IL Endodontics or Root Canal Therapy in Lake County IL, please contact Den-Care Smile Center today at 1-800-DENCARE.