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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.
The process of tooth decay starts with plaque and bacteria building up on the tooth structure, creating acid.
Watch this short video on how root end surgery is performed.
Sometimes even after endodontic treatment (a root canal) has been performed on a tooth, some infection may remain at the end of the root.
Sometimes teeth can develop cracks. Cracks can come from trauma or large fillings that over time weaken the rest of the tooth.
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