Root canal treatment also known as endodontics and is a treatment used in dentistry to remove damaged or dead pulp tissues which are found at the core of a tooth.
Once all the pulp tissues have been removed and the canals are disinfected the tooth can then be restored.
The tooth may be restored with a simple filling or a crown.
You will need root canal work to save a tooth that has become very badly decayed or infected. Usually root canal treatment is needed if tooth decay is left for a long period of time and the tooth gets a bacterial infection in its pulp. This bacterial infection can cause a number of symptoms including:
The bacterial infection can develop into an abcess causing the soft tissues around the mouth and face to swell.
The benefits of root canal treatment are:
Because of advancements in dental medications, techniques and technologies, the root canal process has a greater than 90% long term success rate.
Do not let this procedure intimidate you. Through proper preparation and handling of this treament, it can be very comfortable having a root canal.
Save your tooth when possible. You only receive one set of teeth as an adult.
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