Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy from Ellinwood Dental Care

By: Ellinwood Dental Care  03/12/2015
Keywords: Dentist, General Dentistry, Dental Office

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Keywords: Dental Clinic, Dental Office, Dentist, Endodontics, Endodontist, General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Root Canal Therapy

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