Deep tooth decay or other injury can cause damage to or infection of the tooth pulp. In a root canal, or endodontic treatment, the dentist removes the damaged or infected pulp and replaces it with a special ﬁller, which helps maintain the remaining tooth structure.
If your tooth's nerve chamber, which provides nourishment for the cells with in the tooth, becomes infected by decay or damaged by trauma, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth.
Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:
A root canal is completed in five steps:
The material used to fill your root canal will probably last you a lifetime, but there is a chance that the filling or crown may need to be replaced eventually.
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