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Root Canal Treatment
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth.
An endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.
It is possible for a root canal tooth to heal improperly, becoming painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. In that case you have the chance to save the tooth with a retreatment.
"AmericanAssociation of Endodontist."American Association of Endodontists, 2021,https://www.aae.org/patients/root-canal-treatment. Accessed 1 May 2021.
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