Root canal treatment is a way of saving a tooth that has been damaged, usually by tooth decay, fracture or an infection. By completing root canal treatment the tooth can be retained as a useful and functioning unit. Teeth that have good quality root canal treatments can be retained for many years, provided they are well restored following the treatment, often with a crown, with success rates that are comparable to other alternative treatments.
A root canal involves taking out the nerve of a tooth, cleaning and shaping the canal space and then filling it up to prevent bacteria from getting back into the root system.
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