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Old 03-23-2021, 02:04 PM
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What is a root canal?

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Size:  12.7 KB“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment.

To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue and creates 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. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Learn more about exactly what a root canal is.

Does a root canal kill the tooth?

CollapseA root canal does not kill the tooth, and after a root canal is complete, the tooth will be able to function as it normally does. However, root canals do remove the nerves inside the tooth, but these nerves serve very little function in a fully formed tooth.

Do you need a crown after a root canal?

CollapseNeeding a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.

Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Actually your tooth is DEAD. And it gets weak
and brittle with time after it dies, which is why it MUST have a porcelain crown, it will crack apart if it doesnt. Its an old dead tooth.

After they try t9 clean out major root passages , they swap it with bleach to try to kill bacteria, pack it with rubber, close it up. But passages and tubes in tooth harbor bacteria forever..that can cause real health problems.