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Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.

During a root canal therapy, the tooth nerve and pulp are extracted and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected and sealed with care. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

The most common reasons for a root canal treatment are bad cases of tooth decay, large fillings, dental trauma or tooth abrasion.

After root canal therapy is completed, the tooth will usually require additional restorative services (post core buildup, dental crown).