Redding Dentist : What is Root Canal?


root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.

What is  tooth made of?

Your tooth has two major parts, Crown and Root, which are composed of Enamel,Dentin, Pulp and Cementum. The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth which is covered with enamel and this is the part usually visible in the mouth.


What is Tooth Enamel?

Tooth enamel is the hard outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone.

What is Dentin?

Inside the enamel is a layer of dentin, a bone-like but porous substance. The dentin is nourished by the inmost layer, called the pulp.

What is Pulp?

The dental pulp is the part in the center of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells.

What is Cementum?

Cementum is the mineralized connective tissue resembling bone, that covers the roots of teeth and serves to anchor the tooth.

When is root canal necessary?

root canal is necessary when a tooth is badly decayed or becomes infected .

What is done in a root canal treatment?

Root canal, is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth.  During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.The purpose of root canal is elimination of infection and protection of the tooth from future microbial invasion.


In Root canal procedure: unhealthy or injured tooth, is drilled, cleaned, filled  with endofileEndodontic files) , rubber filling and crown.

infected pulp

In dentistry experience and Continuing Education are everything. Dr. Parvin Carter has over 30 years of experience in Practicing General Dentistry and 25 years in Orthodontics. She has thousands of hours of advanced training. In 2000, Academy of General Dentistry awarded Dr. Carter a Certificate of Mastership (MAGD) in General Dentistry. According to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 1% of US dentists achieve this high level of advancement. Dr. Carter is a Certified and Preferred Provider of Invisalign. She has successfully treated over 380 patients with Invisalign.

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