Tooth and rumors #1


Welcome to the first edition of tooth and rumors. Just a few quick words about some of the things that many people ask us about.
Today’s question, “If I had root canal on a tooth, was the root removed?”
The answer, not exactly. A tooth has a chamber inside called the pulp. This is where the nerve is. The chamber leads into a canal that goes down to the end of the root. Some teeth have several roots and canals. When root canal treatment is done, the nerve is cleaned out and removed from inside the tooth. The roots and the rest of the tooth are still there, but, there is no longer a nerve inside.  If you  have a painful tooth, when the nerve is removed, the pain should start to go away.  Stay tuned for future editions of tooth and rumors, have a great day!
Dr. Kurt