Root Canal Therapy
Inside your tooth, beneath the hard layers of enamel and dentin, is a space called pulp chamber and root canal which contains pulp tissue. The pulp tissue is a collection of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The pulp tissue gets inflamed or infected when the bacteria enters the pulp through a cavity or a crack in the tooth.
A root canal treatment is a procedure to clean out the inflamed, dead pulp tissue and bacteria from the inner root canals of your tooth in order to relieve pain and save your tooth. The root canal treatment will also restore the health of the surrounding tissue and prevent further development of the disease in the future. Dr. Malyala will administer the local anesthesia to get the tooth profoundly numb. He will place a protective sheet around your tooth called “rubber dam” to isolate the tooth from the rest of the oral cavity.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold
- Pain while biting or chewing
- Swollen or tender gums
- Pimple on the gum
- Deep decay involving the pulp of the tooth
- Chipped or cracked teeth