The enamel, the outer most layer of your tooth, is very hard. The next layer is the dentin and in the very centre of the tooth is the pulp, where you find nerves, blood vessels and soft tissue. If the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you will likely need a root canal. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled.
If you don’t get the infection fixed, the tissue can become inflamed and abscesses may form (a pocket of pus around the root). An abscess does not heal itself and if not looked at by a dentist can spread to your jaw, neck and head. If you have significant pain or notice swelling in your cheek, jaw or throat you should seek immediate treatment.
Get rid of the pain, save your tooth and get it back to looking and working normally with an Airdrie root canal with Yankee Valley Dental.