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E. Root Canal Treatments

A root canal treatment is a therapy used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected, that cannot be restored by a filling.

Root canal treatments are performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During root canal treatments, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

Root canal treatments might be completed in one or several visits over a period of several weeks, depend on the complexity of the problem.

An x-ray view of a tooth after root canal treatments

 

It is advisable that a root-canal-treated tooth to be protected with a crown, as the tooth most commonly becomes brittle and easily fractured.

 

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