When you think of root canal, you think dentist, drilling and pain, but that is not all there is to know. A root canal is actually the part of your tooth that has the nerve endings and pulp. The pulp is what holds all the nerve endings and blood vessels in your tooth so that you can feel the heat and coldness on your tooth. It also helps provide vitamins and minerals to your teeth to help make them stronger.
You do not necessarily need to have your nerve endings or pulp in your tooth in order to keep your tooth and use it every day. They are not needed after the tooth has fully grown into your mouth. Your root is what keeps your tooth in your gums.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
The nerve endings in your teeth help you feel how hot … Read More