A root canal is a dental procedure to remove dead or dying nerve tissue and bacteria from inside a tooth.
A dentist will use a needle to place numbing medicine (anesthetic) around the bad tooth. You may feel a slight prick when the needle is being inserted.
Next, your dentist uses a tiny drill to remove the top part of your tooth and expose the pulp. Pulp is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It is found inside the tooth and runs to the jaw bone. Pulp supplies blood to a tooth and allows you to feel sensations such as temperature.
The infected pulp is removed with special tools called files. The canals (tiny pathways inside the tooth) are cleaned. Medicines may be placed into the area to make sure all the germs are gone and prevent further infection.
The cleaned tooth area is sealed with a soft, temporary material. Once the tooth is filled, a permanent crown may ...
Recently, researchers concluded that women with osteoporosis were twice as likely as having periodontitis, the leading cause of tooth loss. 1 Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that is characterized by bone loss and soft tissue detachment from the tooth. For years, professionals have suspected that there is a link between osteoporosis and dental disease. Many have tried to pinpoint the exact nature of the association between the two ailments and this recent study certainly suggests that that there is a solid connection. By looking at these results, some may jump to the conclusion that osteoporosis causes periodontitis. But before jumping to that conclusion, we need to dig a little deeper.
Just looking at the risk factors for periodontitis, you’ll see many similarities to the risk factors for osteoporosis. The risks for both disease processes include: tobacco use, poor nutrition, hormonal changes and older age. Because periodontis and osteoporosis share many of ...
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