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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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We don't expect you to be an expert on dental care, so we always welcome your questions. When you fully understand what a procedure involves and why it's important, you'll feel more confident about the treatment decisions you make. 

We've shared some of the questions we hear most often, but you most likely have your own. If you don't see the answer you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to give us a call!

Root Canals

Once the root canal treatment has been completed, the tooth is in a weakened state. Unprotected teeth with completed root canal treatments are much more likely to fracture, potentially causing the loss of a tooth. A crown is used to cover the tooth and prevent the tooth from breaking. 

A tooth has three layers: the outer enamel, the middle dentin and the inner nerve or “pulp.” When a tooth breaks or a cavity gets too big, it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. If the nerve becomes infected or dies, the tooth will start to become painful.

In a root canal procedure, the doctor carefully cleans out the infection and dead pulp. The doctor then fills in the area with a special plastic to prevent the infection from returning.

If you are having any discomfort or think you may need a root canal please call our staff at Southside Dental and schedule an appointment today! (763) 703-2367.



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