How a Root Canal Procedure Is Performed

A patient wearing protective goggles during a dental procedure

A root canal treatment is prescribed when an injury or cavity damages the root of a tooth and causes an infection. The pulp tissue inside your teeth provides nerves and nutrients to each tooth. When this is damaged by infection, a root canal saves the rest of the tooth by removing the dead or diseased pulp. It’s very important to have this procedure as soon as possible to avoid developing an abscess, damaging the underlying bone tissue, or letting the infection spread to other teeth. While the idea of a root canal treatment may sound intimidating, the modern technique is comfortable and should feel no different from getting a filling. Read on to find out more about how a root...

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