Root Canals

 
 
A root canal may be necessary when the tissue on the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This tissue becomes inflamed but trapped inside the tooth, therefore compressing on the nerves and causing pain. During this procedure, your dentist removes the infected tissue from the tooth, cleans out the root canal of the tooth, and restores it with a filling. From there, a crown is placed on the tooth to cover the tooth to prevent further decay.
 
 
 
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Helpful Hint: After root canal therapy avoid eating hard or sticky foods and chew only on the opposite side of your mouth. NO CHEWING GUM. After the procedure, remember to wait until the numbness has completely worn off. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them as directed.