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Root Canal

A root canal treatment is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected If a root canal is not performed on an infected pulp, the infection will spread to the rest of the tooth and the entire tooth will need to be extracted.

A root canal treatment consists of the creation of an access hole in the tooth, the cleaning and refilling of root canals, and the placement of a filling.

What are the causes of a root canal?

  • Tooth decay

  • Dental injury

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or stain

  • Efficient chewing