Human teeth are composed of hard and soft tissue. The soft tissue of the tooth is called the pulp and is composed of blood vessels, nerves and connective fibers that are found in the center of the tooth, known as the pulp chamber and root canals.
The dental pulp/nerve is essential for the proper growth and development of a tooth. Via the pulp, the tooth receives all the nutrients necessary for its developed from embryonic cells. After a tooth has fully developed, the pulp maintains a defensive role and indicates if there is something wrong within the tooth.
A toothache is a sign that something is wrong with a tooth and you need to contact a dentist. If bacteria from a caries infection reaches the pulp, it is necessary to remove the infected pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals in order to stop the infection and prevent its further spread to the surrounding bone. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to tooth loss.
This leads us to the most common endodontic procedure known as a root canal. At DCM, root canals are performed using the ProTaper rotary endodontic system. This system enables us to provide precise and successful endondotic treatment and ensure longevity of the treated tooth.