Root Canal Directory
A root canal is a tooth treatment that attempts to save a decayed or infected tooth. The nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed and the area is sealed to prevent an abscess. Your tooth or teeth may be damaged due to tooth injury or filling problems, or because of other things. Symptoms of problems that may require a root canal include severe toothache, swelling, discoloration, tooth sensitivity, and more. The procedure may be somewhat painful, and afterwards, the tooth may be sensitive for a while. Your dentist will explain how to care for your teeth following the procedure. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a root canal is performed, what it looks like, how much it costs, recovery information, and much more.
Get the Facts on Root Canals
Root canals don't have a great reputation among dental patients. Get the facts on this common procedure.
An Overview of Root Canals
WebMD explains the reasons you may need root canal therapy and how the procedure is done.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (also called a root canal) is done when decay will likely damage or has already killed a tooth. During a root canal, a dentist or endodontist removes the pulp from the center of a tooth and fills the pulp cavity.
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