Enamel, Dentin, and Pulp are three layers that make up the outer portion of a tooth’s crown.
Filling/ Restoration can be used to address dental decay that is limited to the first two levels. An RCT or Endodontic Treatment is required if tooth decay has progressed to the third layer and has caused pulp irritation or infection.
When tooth decay reaches the pulp, producing inflammation, Root Canal Treatment (RCT) is performed by an Endodontist, also called a Root Canal Specialist. It’s critical to avoid extracting the damaged tooth.
The information provided on this website is only for educational purpose and is organized to best of our knowledge. It is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone having tooth problems should interact with his or her dental surgeon for further evaluation and treatment.