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Root Canals are often feared by patients, but they are a common and very safe procedure. Here are the basics about how this procedure works in our office.

How the Work

A root canal treatment is a procedure in which the diseased pulpal tissue in the root canals are removed, disinfected, cleaned, and sealed. This is usually necessary following inflammation and infection of the pulp as a result of severe decay or in a very heavily filled or damaged tooth. However, if left untreated, an infected tooth can spread into the bone and even cause an abscess and can be more painful and impact your overall general health. The good news is that once a tooth has had the appropriate endodontic treatment followed by a proper restoration, it can last as long as your other teeth.

 The Benefits

A root canal is given to a tooth in lieu of a tooth extraction. This means that instead of losing your teeth, you get to salvage it, and enjoy its function in the mouth. When a root canal is performed, the pulp tissue is removed, relieving the patient of any pain symptom. At completion, the tooth will no longer be vital, but it is allowed to remain in the mouth. By having a root canal done, you can salvage your natural tooth and keep your smile intact.

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