Root canal

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly infected tooth or infected teeth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth and cleaning and disinfecting it.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly infected tooth or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth. Cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it.

Once the decay reaches the Pulp/Nerve, it travels down the nerve and infects the tissue and bone under that tooth, giving the classic gumboil(abscess) appearance. The only way to remove the infection is either by doing a Root Canal or Extracting the tooth in conjunction with a course of antibiotics

Decay/Caries reaching the Pulp/Nerve

 

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