Root Canal

Root Canal

Root Canal

Have you had a toothache at some point?

It may be a sign that something serious has happened. Toothache originating in diseases of the dental pulp, that is, the tissue found within each tooth. The tissue consists primarily of blood vessels and nerve tissue. If the pulp is damaged, it can cause intense pain. Causes of damag

Causes of damage

The pulp can be affected by various types of injuries. It may be due to caries (cavities in the tooth), a sharp blow to the tooth or deep fillings. The most common cause is a pulpaskada bacteria from a caries attack. These can induce an inflammation of the pulp. If the damage is not so great and that irritated the pulp is removed (eg, by taking away all caries) there can be a healing of pulpaskadan.

If the inflammation is not treated pulp can die. The pulp is in a small cavity which narrows and becomes a root canal. If the pulp tissue is dead and injured in the process, the tooth may continue further, it can spread through the root canal out to the tissues around the root and also cause an inflammation of the jawbone. An x-ray can reveal such damage.

Damage to the pulp can be acute or chronic. In the acute inflammation can besides toothache fever, swelling, and even a visible pus next current tooth.

The chronic inflammation develops insidiously and may exist for years without you noticing. A tooth infection never disappear by itself, but also a “silent” infection must be treated because it can turn to be an acute or spread to other parts of the body.


In most cases, the tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment and root canal. The root canal cleaned of damaged nerve tissue and bacteria. Once the root canal is clean and germ filled it again with a tight root canal. The treatment usually requires several visits and may be perceived as tedious. It is important that the treatment is performed with great accuracy for the result to be successful. It is also necessary to monitor the treatment with x-ray checks your dentist.