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Root Canal

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Root canal therapy, endodontics, is a procedure dentist use to save a tooth that would otherwise be lost.

Early signs of a tooth nerve breakdown are sensitivity to hot and cold, and tenderness when biting. Paying attention to early warning signs can make having a root canal quite comfortable!

During a root canal therapy a small opening is made to access the canals where the nerve and blood vessels are. After cleaning and shaping the canals, a material is placed to prevent re infection. A crown is placed usually on the treated tooth to protect it from fracturing when chewing.

Endodontics is a safe, comfortable and reliable procedure when performed in a timely manner. Seeing your dentist every six months for a dental exam and x-rays when indicated will help identify areas of concern.

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