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The 411 on Root Canals

THE 411 ROOT CANALS ROOT CANAL S RESCU E DECAYED TEETH A root canal treats an injured tooth that doesn't heal on its own or is severely infected from a deep cavity This prevents a range of complications, including: The root canal content and infection are removed during the procedure Tooth loss The content of an abscessed tooth is Abscessing unhealthy for the rest of the body of the tooth Bone loss Dental pulp decay and infected nerves are caused by... Repeated deep procedures on the same tooth Large cavities Cracks or chips in teeth Facial trauma Clenching or grinding teeth THE PROCEDURE STARIS WIIH A LOCAL ANESTHETIC Dental files are Your dentist then makes an opening in the tooth crown used to remove the inflamed pulp and nerve The empty space is filled with a permanent material A permanent crown is placed over the tooth ROOT CANALS GET A BAD RAP Their reputation for being painful is undeserved Your dentist will keep you comfortable throughout the procedure with laughing/nitrous oxide gas, sedation dentistry, or local numbing Most patients find them no Dr. Spalitto will further make you comfortable by allowing you to listen to music or watch a movie during the procedure worse than a regular filling WHEN TO TALK TO YOUR DENTIST ABOUT A ROOT CANAL You have pain when you put You have Your tooth is becoming discolored tooth sensitivity pressure on a tooth You have a recurring pimple on your gum Tooth pain prevents you from sleeping and wakes you up at night PROVIDED BY: W E ST COUNTY DENTAL DR. PETE SPALITTO www.WESTCOUNTYDENTAL.COM SOURCES: http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/ root-canals/root-canals.aspx http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/root-canals http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-root-canals http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/procedures/root-canals/ article/illustrations-root-canal-treatment-from-start-to-finish

The 411 on Root Canals

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How can you tell if it’s time to talk to your dentist about root canal treatment? You can discover some of the most common signs that this treatment is necessary when you set your sights on this inf...

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