Archive for August 20, 2014
You’ve likely hurt many horror stories about root canals, the most important being that they are incredibly painful. But the first misconception is that what most people refer to as a root canal is actually the root canal treatment. The root canal is the inside of the tooth that contains the pulp, nerves, and blood supply, while a root canal treatment is what is performed when this area needs to be filled with a special filling, usually because of an infection.
A tooth that has ended up in a situation that requires a root canal treatment will likely be causing such pain that the patient will be willing to do anything for some relief. But how can you be sure if you need an emergency root canal? If you’ve broken your tooth, you may require an emergency root canal treatment in order to sustain