A root canal is a procedure done to remove infected “pulp” from the root of a tooth. This can become necessary when cracks in the tooth allow bacteria to enter the root. A root canal is then performed to save your natural tooth and prevent an abscess from forming in the gum. Historically, root canals were uncomfortable and took a long time to complete. Now, due to advances in pain management and technology, they are painless and much speedier to perform.
At a root canal appointment, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area. Then, a small hole is made in the tooth and a tiny device is used to clean the infected tissue from the root. The hole is then sealed with a filling and prepared for a crown if one is necessary.
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