Root canal therapy is a common procedure to save your tooth. It is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.
In order to save the tooth, the pulp, which is the living tissue inside the tooth, nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed. This resulting space is then filled with special, medicated, dental materials which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having root canal therapy done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution. Unfortunately, extracting or pulling a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. They will eventually move into the open space and throw off your bite or change the look of your smile.
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