Saturday, May 20, 2017
What's in a tooth? There is no caramel center covered with chocolate, but a pulp made of nerve tissue and blood vessels surround by dentin, cementum and enamel. Enamel is hard; really hard but it can be attacked and slowly destroyed. We call the 'getting a cavity'. If the decay gets big enough and goes deep enough it can infect the nerve and cause it do deteriorate. When this happens a root canal procedure may be necessary and then a crown. After all of that however the tooth is NOT as good as new. We cannot make a tooth as good as new. So, it is best to avoid and prevent decay. If that is not possible just understand that any treatment may last a long time, but it may not last forever.