Persons with periodontitis must realise that it is a chronic inflammatory disease and a lifelong regimen of excellent hygiene and professional maintenance care with a dentist/hygienist or periodontist is required to maintain affected teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Teeth are held in the jaws by their roots. Front teeth normally have one root and teeth further back have more. At the core of each tooth is a soft mass of tissue called the pulp. In a health tooth the pulp contains living fibres, cells, nerves and a blood supply extending into the roots through the root canals.