Monday, January 12, 2015

What is a Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment has to be performed if the dental nerve (Latin: Pulpa) has died and/or is infected. As a patient, you may or may not experience pain leading up to a root canal. Some causes for the pulp dying are: Deep-seated caries; severe heat during the cutting of a tooth; and/or chemicals used by the dentist (e.g., white fillings, called composites). The commonly referred to "dead" tooth can lead to acute, even life-threatening complications at any time, because the necrotic dental nerve tissue can cause acute infections, called abscesses.

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