Root Canals

At the core of the tooth there is an area called the pulp. The pulp is comprised the nerve and blood supply to the tooth. Sometimes the pulp is damaged due to a deep cavity, deep decay or trauma to the tooth. A damaged pulp has to be removed and this called a root canal. When the pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth becomes hollow and this space is then filled with a latex material. Root canals these days can be done painlessly and much faster with all the latest instruments and techniques. Some root canal treated teeth require a crown to be placed afterward to prevent fracture of the tooth.

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