What Is A Root Canal?
The center of your tooth is composed of a soft material called the pulp. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it must be removed. Dr. Mustafa will drill an opening into the tooth to scrape out the damaged pulp, clean the canals, and seal it with a filling.
The pulp consists of connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves but it is not vital to your oral health to preserve the pulp.
Taking care of the damaged pulp is incredibly important because bacteria can multiply inside the tooth which can lead to an infection or abscess. Catching tooth decay in its early stages is important because it enables us to save the tooth and prevent the need for extraction.