Whenever dental disease is already affecting the pulp (nerve and small blood vessels) this has to be removed so root canal treatment can be carried out. Often this is the only chance we have to preserve an affected tooth.
This treatment requires special preparation: The most important is the time-intensive preparation of the root canal walls to remove and flush out all inflammatory germs. When tooth preservation is important, the next step is clean, hermetic sealing and root canal filling using a dental dam. Your tooth gets a long life and can sometimes be used to anchor other dental prostheses.
Ongoing X-ray check-up of root-treated teeth is very important.
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