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A root canal is the area in your tooth’s root where nerves and other connective tissue reside. When you experience dental health problems such as tooth decay, bacteria are able to enter your tooth and cause infection in the tooth’s root canal. When this happens, the bacteria attack the pulp and you often need a …

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If you have already experienced a root canal, you no doubt are grateful for the pain relief that it gave you while also allowing you to keep your natural tooth. After all, often the only alternative to a root canal is extraction and a bridge or implant. While modern implants are better than ever, there’s really …

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Sometimes, a non-surgical root canal may be sufficient for preserving a tooth. The infected inner pulp is removed, the tooth is fitted with a crown, and the natural tooth can be saved for many years, perhaps the rest of your life. However, when such a treatment is not enough, you may require root canal …

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Are you experiencing compression pain when you chew or other symptoms of a problem with the root of a tooth? Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? While a root canal may not be at the top of your list of desires, ignoring your dental needs can be extremely costly to both your wallet and overall …

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A toothache can be an awful feeling. Toothaches range from hurting only occasionally to those that cause constant intense, throbbing pain. The symptoms of a severe toothache can cause a fever, headache, or a bad taste in your mouth, depending on what’s causing your headache. What are some of the causes of a common …

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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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Endodontic treatment or root canal can save a tooth that is dying from decay. After endodontic treatment, the tooth that was treated should be free from infection and restored to full strength so that it can function fully and last a lifetime. Root canal cleans out the pulp, the nerves and tissue inside of a …

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Every individual tooth is a living thing, full of nerves and blood vessels. When a tooth is decayed so severely that it is dying, the traditional method for saving it is a root canal. Today, the availability of dental implants gives patients another option for treatment of a dying tooth. Instead of undergoing root …

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