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Root Canals


You may be asking yourself “What is a root canal and why do I need one?”

Have you ever been told by a dentist that you are going to need a root canal?


Maybe you have wondered why?  Or maybe you wondered what a root canal is?


A tooth basically has three layers to it. When bacteria gets into the third layer of the tooth (the blood vessels and nerves) then a root canal is needed. When a person has broken their tooth into this third layer a root canal may also be called for.


A dentist removes the infected part, cleans the inside of the tooth and then fills the space. Afterwards, a crown is placed on the tooth to protect it and put it back into a condition where it can chew again.

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