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Root Canal Treatment


What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost. Read "What is Root Canal Treatment?" article

Myths about Root Canal Treatment

When people are told that they need a root canal treatment, they usually think about pain. Read "Myths about Root Canal Treatment" article

Illustrations: Root Canal Treatment from Start to Finish

Root canal treatment is needed when an injury or a large cavity damages the tissues inside the tooth's root. Read "Illustrations: Root Canal Treatment from Start to Finish" article

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Read "What are Dental Implants?" article

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