If a root canal has been suggested by your dental provider to repair or save a badly decayed tooth, or if it becomes infected. Design Dental of North Liberty Iowa invites you to call us at 319-626-2222. Call our office to schedule a consultation.
During a root canal procedure the nerve and pulp are removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment the tooth may become infected, abscess may form and loss of tooth may occur.
Root canal is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of the tooth. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal. The nerve is not vitally important to the health or for the function of the tooth, because it is only sensory. The absence of the nerve will not affect the functionality of the tooth.
The damaged pulp, or nerve, if not removed may breakdown and bacteria and other decay material can cause infection leading to bone loss around the tip of the root.
Causes for nerve, and pulp damage, stem form deep decay, repeated dental procedures or large fillings, or damage such as cracks or chips to the tooth.
Please call Design Dental for additional information on root canals at 319-626-2222.