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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure used to treat infected or inflamed pulp tissue in the roots of a tooth. The pulp is a soft tissue located inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to decay, trauma, or other factors, it can cause severe pain and sensitivity, and can eventually lead to an abscess or tooth loss if left untreated. Root canal therapy is a highly effective way to save the affected tooth and prevent the spread of infection.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from the roots of the affected tooth, cleaning and shaping the canals, and filling them with a biocompatible material to seal the tooth and prevent reinfection. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort, and typically requires one or more appointments depending on the severity of the infection.

What Does Root Canal Therapy Help?

Root canal therapy is typically recommended when the pulp tissue inside the tooth has become infected or inflamed. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Deep decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the affected tooth
  • A crack or chip in the tooth
  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Gum disease

If left untreated, an infected or inflamed tooth can lead to a painful abscess, spread of infection to other teeth or parts of the body, and even tooth loss. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective way to eliminate the infection, relieve pain, and save the affected tooth. After the procedure, the tooth will be restored with a crown or filling to restore its function and appearance.