Teeth have a cavity inside, which is filled with blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
It is called the “pulp” or simply the “tooth nerve”.
The most common reasons for the death of the tooth nerve are a large cavity or a tooth injury caused by an accident.
Both can cause the tooth nerve to become severely inflamed and extremely painful. However, it can also die off unnoticed. In such cases, the inflamed or dead nerve must be removed.
Why? It would otherwise decompose and cause inflammation in the jaw and throughout the orgasm.
If a tooth nerve is dead, it must be completely removed and the cavity in the tooth carefully cleaned and disinfected. After that, it is sealed with a so-called root filling as bacteria-proof as possible.
Since the pulp and tubules are extremely small and narrow, root canal treatments are among the most demanding and time-consuming activities of the dentist because of their difficulty.