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How a Root Canal Helps More Than It Hurts
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:33:55 AM »
In cases of infection or deep decay, a root canal is what can save the tooth. The nerves can become problematic too if there are too many fillings. there has been trauma to the face, cracks or chips are present, or if there has been too much dental work done to the tooth. Once the nerve or pulp inside the tooth is damaged, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria which causes pain, sensitivity, and weakness in the tooth.

A tooth has roots that extend into the gum tissue and bone in the jaw. Nerves are not necessary for a tooth to work, just for sensitivity. To do the procedure, there is a basic outline:

1. The dentist goes in to the infected or irritated root and removes the nerve and pulp inside.

2. The inside of the root is cleaned to remove bacteria.

3. The tooth is filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering the roots again.

Many cases require a crown to cap the tooth to increase its strength and protect it from further damage. Once the root canal is completed, a tooth feels significantly better. Where eating would've hurt before, it no longer does because the damaged nerve is gone and the tooth isn't sensitive to hot or cold.



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