Root Canal

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tooth with nerve damage 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.
creating an opening in the tooth For the first step, your doctor numbs the area, and then creates an opening in the tooth to access the root's interior.
removal of infected tissue Your doctor will then remove the infected tissue, and flush and clean the area.
sealing the opening Next, the root is filled with a special sealing material, and the opening is filled and sealed.
restored tooth The tooth has now been saved and restored to its natural function.
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