Root Canal Therapy in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
Our teeth, much like the rest of our body parts, are connected to the circulatory system through arteries, veins and nerves. The roots of teeth are below the gum line and contain canals, which are filled with dental pulp. This dental pulp is responsible for the transfer of nutrients to the tooth. In severe cases of tooth decay, or trauma, this dental pulp can become infected or inflamed. This can be a painful condition known as pulpitis or necrotic pulp. In such cases, the pulp has to be removed and the canals disinfected. This is essentially what root canal therapy consists of. When properly executed, root canal therapy can be relatively comfortable. The goal is to maintain the tooth structure long term, without complications such as dental infection.