Reviewed by Alfred Wyatt Jr. on May 07, 2018

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Dr. Jeffrey Sims, DDS

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JEFFREY SIMS: A root canal is when the internal part of the tooth is infected, the nerve has died, or it's painful. We make a small opening on either the chewing surface of a back tooth or the back side of a front tooth,

and we go into the chamber of the tooth and little canals in there, and we remove the diseased tissue. We clean it out, disinfect it, and put an elastic material in there, so people can save that tooth. Root canals are very effective.