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Root Canal (No File)

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cross section of a tooth A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become damaged by injury or infected by decay. This procedure saves the tooth and can help restore it to natural function.
a tooth being injected For the first step, your dentist numbs the area, and then creates an opening in the tooth to access the root's interior.
a tooth with an inflamed root Your dentist will then remove the infected tissue, and flush and clean the area.
a tooth with a healthy root Next, the root is filled with a special sealing material, and the opening is filled and sealed.

a full set of teeth The tooth has now been saved and restored to its natural function.

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