Root canal therapy

Any severe toothache even lasting a day or so that then goes away may signify that the pulpal tissue has become infected, or for that fact, has died, and a root canal treatment may be required. The process of treating disease or inflammation of the pulp or root canal. This involves removing the pulp and root’s nerve(s) and filling the canal(s) with an appropriate material to permanently seal it.

Usually, root canal treatment involves 3 appointments, ideally one week apart. After the root canal treatment is complete, the access cavity must be filled and sealed. A crown is recommended after completion of the root canal treatment and filling. A post into the root canal may be required to unify the root of the tooth with the crown.

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