A Root Canal is performed when a patient is experiencing tooth pain or distress to the nerve of the tooth caused by extensive decay, infection, tooth trauma or gum disease.
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal treatment occurs if tooth decay has reached the inner tooth tissue. The treatment allows a patient to keep their tooth, but it consists of completely removing the damaged tissue (pulp) from the tooth roots, which are usually infected with bacteria.
Removing the diseased tissue helps to prevent infection from spreading to the jawbone, which can cause overall health issues. The entire pulp in the root canal is sealed with a special compound to eliminate room for any remaining bacteria the chance to grow.
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