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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Endodontic Treatment

Your teeth and their pulp tissue

The pulp tissue - Your teeth are calcified objects containing a hollow space referred to as the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber contains the nerves, arteries, veins, lymph vessels and connective tissue that nourish the tooth.

Root canals - The nerve and blood vessels enter each tooth at the tip of the root and run through the center of the root to reach the pulp chamber. The number of canals in each tooth can vary according to the type of tooth. Generally, the front teeth have a single root canal while molars often have three or more canals.

A tooth's living tissue plays an important role in the development and formation of teeth. On formation its function is to preserve the tooth's health and vitality by:
  • Depositing the organic components of the tooth's mineralised tissues, the dentin and enamel, by supplying nutrients
  • Producing new tooth structure to protect the nerve from injury or infection