Root-Canal Treatment

By: Edward A Walker DDS  07/08/2014
Keywords: Root-Canal Treatment

Endodontics, or root-canal therapy is a procedure where the nerve and associated blood-vessels are removed from the tooth and replaced with a material to fill the void. The most common reasons for needing a root canal are: extensive tooth decay, a large cavity under a filling or crown, a dental abscess, the fracture of a tooth. The most common symptom is a toothache. When we suspect that a patient may need a root canal, we take an X-ray to determine if there is an abscess. Sometimes, however, the abscess is not visible yet so we value your description and other secondary diagnostic signs, to decide if a root canal is needed.

Keywords: Root-Canal Treatment

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