Root Canal Treatment

The words “root canal” can be terrifying for any person. However, at Ewing Dental Associates we have shortened the root canal process into one quick, easy and painless visit. We use the most advanced techniques available including an operating microscope, so that our patients can benefit from the latest in endodontics.

Each tooth consists of three different layers. Starting from the outside, first there is the enamel (the outer layer of each tooth which is the hardest part of the body). The second layer is dentin (the inside hard layer) and then we have the pulp (which is an empty space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located). If the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue will become contaminated and most likely infected. The exposure of pulp can occur when you have a large cavity, or a fractured tooth. The treatment for such occurrences is Root Canal Treatment.

Once in our office, a root canal specialist, called an endodontist, will perform the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is the process of removing the infected nerve, contaminated tissue and blood vessels while treating the pulp space. Using a state of the art dental microscope our endodontist will disinfect and seal the pulp space with a special root filling material. After root canal treatment is finished, we will typically fabricate a crown for the tooth as to protect the tooth against fracture.

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