Learn more about Root Canal Therapy

A root canal Edinburgh treatment requires the treatment of an infected pulpal tissue of a diseased or infected tooth.  This pulpal tissue is constituted of blood vessels and neural networks.  Every tooth has its very own nerve and blood supply. This pulpal tissue can be found within the narrow area located in the middle of the tooth roots or root.  This distance is known too as the canal of one rooted tooth such as a central incisor or channels of a multi-rooted enamel such as a molar.  Many molars will have three or more canals, and a few might have four or even more!

If the pulpal tissue gets damaged or irritated as a result of prolonged dental caries action or by a traumatic injury or blow, a disease of the pulp generally occurs.  This disease may be acute or chronic depending on the situation that resulted in the condition or damage initially.

Among the more prevalent causes of a tooth, the damage is an injury.  The traumatized tooth initially might become loose, debilitating and finally tightens up but afterward discolors (darkens).  The teeth usually involved in this kind of scenario would be the maxillary (upper jaw ) anterior (front) teeth and much less commonly the tooth (lower jaw) anterior teeth.

Should you ever observe that somebody else tooth or teeth are darkened in color, you can safely assume that a specific tooth continues to be traumatized. The dental profession refers to this sort of tooth because of a non-vital, chronically infected tooth with no debilitating symptoms.

Traumatized teeth may stay dormant and in a chronic state for many years without causing any pain and aren’t needing any therapy immediately.  While other traumatized teeth might lead to an extreme situation where root canal treatment is necessary asap.

Then there are teeth which become non-vital due to a prolonged carious lesion that goes untreated and also causes the nerve cells to become inflamed or infected.  All these kinds of failed teeth may become chronic with very little if any pain related at first then finally become acute, accompanied with a swelling and significant pain.

A root canal Edinburgh treatment involves the removal of the infected or diseased pulp tissues, using files and reamers to instrument the tumor till it’s free of all germs.  It’s then sterilized and hermetically sealed or filled using a biological, harmonious filling material like Gutta-percha, a rubber-like substance generally pink in color.