ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?


Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were usually pulled. But today, a tooth can often be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatment.

Root canals are common procedures and can help save your tooth from extraction.  

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?

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Root canals are common procedures and can help save your tooth from extraction. 

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The decay is removed and an opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.

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The pulp is removed and the root canals are cleaned and shaped.

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The root canals and pulp chamber are filled.

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A metal or plastic rod or post may be placed in the root canal to help retain the core (filling) material, which supports the restoration (crown).

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The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling.

According to the American Dental Association

Check out this informative video on Root Canals!