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Root Canal Treatment
A dentist performs a root canal or endodontic treatment on the inside of a tooth. Root canal treatment is a safe and efficient way to save and restore teeth with extensive damage or disease. The damage might be due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. The procedure involves cleaning the infected debris in the tooth and sealing it with a biologically inert, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The whole process takes around an hour.
The root canal system is completely sealed and often, the dentist will rebuild the tooth core to support a crown, which restores structure and function. It allows you to chew and bite efficiently, saving your other teeth from strain.
Modern techniques and equipment allow most root canal procedures to be virtually painless. Not only will a root canal eliminate your tooth pain, it will save your smile! Root canal treatment with proper restorations (crowns) is about 85-90% successful. Most times, it allows patients to maintain that tooth for life.