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Root Canal Treatment

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Prevent damage and protect the natural shape of teeth.

What is a root canal?

A root canal treatment is a procedure to save a tooth that has become badly decayed and unhealthy. During the procedure, the infected tissue, or pulp, surrounding your tooth’s nerve is cleaned out so that there is no further damage done to your tooth.

Why?

The area where the nerve is located is in a narrow passage that’s called a root canal. When this area becomes infected, it can be extremely painful. And, this can cause serious health problems if the area is not repaired.

Often, the unhealthy area will become abscessed due to infection. Many times, this leads to excruciating pain, which leads patients to seek treatment.

What happens if you don’t have it?

If the problem is not remedied in time, you could lose teeth that are close to the original source. Once tooth infection begins to spread, it can travel to other areas in your body. 

After your root canal appointment, you may experience minimal discomfort and swelling. However, this usually subsides within 24 hours. It’s important to follow instructions that you may be given and keep in touch with your doctor if you experience any unexpected results.

Who should perform my root canal?

You will need to have your root canal treatment performed by trained professionals. Your dentist may refer you to an endodontist to have the procedure.

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