Root Canal Treatment
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
To understand what a Root Canal treatment entails, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel, is a hard layer called the dentin and the soft tissue is known as the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, which forms the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots, where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. Once a tooth is fully mature, it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.