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What is Root Canal treatment?

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) 295-5400.



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