What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead.  Some reasons why root canal therapy is needed include a deep cavity, an abscess, a fracture or trauma to the tooth. People agree that a root canal doesn’t hurt any more than getting a simple filling and they should be able to return to their normal activities immediately.  Since someone needing a root canal is often already in a lot of pain, the root canal treatment actually provides relief from pain.

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