A root canal is a dental treatment which repairs, and saves, damaged or infected teeth. It is a relatively simple procedure that can be done in one to three visits. When your dentist performs a root canal, he or she is removing a tooth’s damaged soft tissue (the pulp). They will clean and disinfect the damaged area and then fill and seal the tooth. Some common ailments which can cause the pulp to become infected are a cracked tooth, deep cavities, or trauma to the tooth. If left untreated, pain and swelling may occur. This infection not only injures your jawbones, but can be extremely harmful to your overall health as well. Receiving the proper treatment not only means putting a stop to your tooth pain, but it also means you won’t need to have the tooth removed.

Kellogg Dental provides root canal treatment in one to three visits. During treatment, your dentist will remove the affected tissue then clean and seal the interior of the tooth. After that, tooth will be filled with a dental composite. Depending on the extent of your tooth decay, your doctor may recommend getting a crown to help strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. Continuing to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups will allow your restored tooth to last your whole life.

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