Each human tooth is composed of an outer enamel shell, inner dentin and the pulp or nerve that provides nutrition and blood supply to the tooth.

Due to tooth decay, trauma or fracture, the nerve inside the tooth can become irritated and irreversibly damaged. Root canal therapy enables the dentist to save a tooth which still has healthy roots, the infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected before being sealed with a rubber-like material.

Contact your local Wollongong dentist CBD Dental today on (02) 4225 0505 if you’d like our team to explain the root canal procedure to you in more detail.