A root canal is a canal, which runs from the base of the root of the tooth to the middle of the crown (the visible part of the tooth). The root canal carries the pulp (a network of blood and nerve cells), which brings the tooth to life.The nerve of the tooth gets damaged due to many reasons. One of the main causes is cavity in the tooth that grows deeper and touches the nerve. Since the cavity is filled with bacteria, the root canal gets inflamed and causes pain.
Other reasons that may damage the teeth are accidental cracks or infection from gums recession to the base of roots. In such cases, root canal treatments can easily stabilize the position.
Root canal treatments is one name that gives many patients shivers when told about it. However, in reality, it is not that bad. Infact, it is an instant pain reliever and the best treatment to retain the original teeth. A Root canal treated tooth serves its purpose and function just as a healthy tooth.
A root canal is a narrow passage in the tooth through which the blood vessel & nerves enter the tooth.
An amalgam is an alloy or combination of two or more metals.Amalgam fillings (silver fillings) are made up of mercury, powdered silver and tin. They are mixed and packed into cavities in teeth. It hardens slowly, and replaces the missing tooth substance. Amalgam fillings are held in place by the shape of the prepared cavity.The cavity has to have an undercut to prevent the filling from falling out. The amalgam is then packed slotted into the cavity.It is still commonly used, despite an ongoing debate about mercury toxicity.However we do not recommend it to our patients.
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