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why do i need root canal treatment?

January 19, 2016 1:22 pm Published by

If you have a damaged tooth, root canal treatment may help to save it. Inside your tooth is soft tissue containing nerves, blood and lymph vessels known as the tooth pulp. When the pulp cannot repair itself from disease or injury, it dies. A fracture in a tooth or a deep cavity commonly causes pulp death, as the pulp is exposed to bacteria found in your saliva.

When the pulp becomes infected, it is best to remove it before it spreads to the tooth and surrounding tissues. The whole tooth may be lost if the infection is left untreated. Root canal treatment can save your tooth.

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