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When it comes to root canals, our dental specialist will need to gain access to the affected nerve. With the aid of an anesthesia, a small opening is made in the upper portion of the tooth. Once an access is gained, the extent of infection is assessed. The next step is to have the infected pulp tissue removed by irrigating the chamber. The canals are then cleaned thoroughly using antiseptics. Since there will be a void left after cleaning out the canal, it will be sealed using a special material to avoid future infections. Depending on the case of each patient, there may be a need to have prosthesis, such as a crown, to help re-establish function and create a normal form.
A badly damaged tooth may be infected deep within the roots. The bacterial growth at the pulp of tissue is caused either by an untreated cavity or an injury. When not treated, the infection can worsen to the point where the tooth may need to be completely extracted. To make it simple, a root canal treatment is a simple solution to save the infected tooth and keep a healthy set of teeth.