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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is done when the dental pulp inside the tooth has become compromised.

This usually occurs from one of three ways:

  1. tooth decay (cavity) extending down into the nerve
  2. deep fillings
  3. by trauma such as a blow to a tooth or the jaw

During the procedure, the nerve tissue is removed from the tooth and replaced with a filler material. The tooth will then most likely have to be repaired with a crown to prevent further breakage.