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Root canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

The root canal system of a tooth is a naturally-occuring space within the root of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. Along with the pulp chamber, the root canal is part of the pulp, the living tissue of the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment

An infection in the root canal often causes bone loss in the area near the root. In most cases, removing the infection from the root canal space allows the surrounding bone tissue to regenerate.

Root canal treatment is the most common form of endodontic therapy. It is a dental procedure to treat infection that involves the removal of all tissue inside the root canal and replacing it with a cement filling.

The images below demonstrate the positive action of root canal treatment. The darker the bone tissue appears in an X-ray, the more destroyed it is. The opposite is true as well; the lighter the bone tissue appears the healthier it is. The image on the right shows a tooth exhibiting root canal infection, while the one on the left shows the same tooth some time after root canal treatment.

 

 



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