STARTING OFF WITH GOOD DENTAL CARE
Do you have a tooth with such a deep cavity that the nerve is exposed? Or is it severely damaged in some other way?
If so the dentist may recommend a root canal to try to save the tooth instead of pulling it and replacing it with a bridge or an implant.
Root canal treatment is the process of trying to save a dying tooth by repairing and cleaning out damaged nerve systems. This is an attempt to save the natural tooth if possible instead of extracting it.
To prevent tooth loss and needs for dental implants, more than 14 million people undergo root canal therapy each year to help save their natural teeth.
Root canal therapy is a fairly serious operation and requires a significant amount of training and education. Root canals are performed using advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster than they used to be.
Once the root canal is completed, a dentist will usually recommend that a dental crown be placed on the tooth to provide extra strength to the tooth.
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