A root canal is a dental treatment that is used to save a tooth that is infected or badly decayed. During a root canal procedure, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The nerve and the pulp are removed. If you don’t get treatment for the tooth that needs a root canal, the tooth may become infected and abscesses can form. Root canal treatments are highly successful. Teeth fixed with a root canal procedure can last a lifetime!
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“Root canal” is a term that describes a natural cavity in the center of the tooth. The pulp is the soft area in the root canal. Inside the root canal, lies the tooth’s nerve. A tooth’s nerve provides the sensation of cold or hot. It is not vitally important to the health of your tooth. Damage to a tooth’s nerve can be caused from deep decay, repeated dental procedures, a crack in your tooth, trauma to the face or large fillings.