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Root Canal Therapy

 

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured in any way, the tooth’s nerves die and, without treatment, the tooth can die as well. Root canal treatment is performed to save such teeth.

During the root canal procedure (which is performed under anesthesia), a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber with a rotary file. Next, diseased pulp is removed and the inside of the root is shaped. The canal is then filled with Gutta-percha, a rubbery substance that fills the root and seals off bacteria.

To learn more about root canals, please contact us today.

 

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