A root canal is a dental procedure that involves the removal of the pulp, a soft tissue located inside of a tooth. The pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that facilitates the tooth’s growth.
The procedure is necessary when a tooth’s nerve is inflamed or infected due to a crack, chip, or advanced tooth decay.
Dr. Rena Jhuty, DMD, at Pacific Highway Dental in Kent, Washington, performs restorative and cosmetic treatments to keep you smiling, pain and worry-free. Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Jhuty performs root canal procedures.
To understand when a root canal procedure is needed, you first need to understand what goes on inside your tooth.
As mentioned, the pulp is a crucial part of your tooth. When it is damaged, it allows for bacteria to spread and multiply in the pulp chamber. When left untreated, this bacteria can cause an infection and lead to an abscessed tooth.
Some of the other situations that can make a root canal procedure necessary are:
Each root canal procedure involves the following steps:
If you need a root canal procedure in Kent, Washington, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Jhuty and our team at Pacific Highway Dental. To get in touch, call (253) 529-9434 or visit our office at 27020 Pacific Highway South, Suite C, Kent, WA 98032.