Root Canal Treatment Modesto | A root canal is a procedure often necessary when bacteria invade the pulp, or nerve center, of a tooth. Whether tooth decay, trauma or a crack in tooth structure facilitates the intrusion, an infected tooth requires immediate attention with root canal therapy. Such an infection can impact surrounding bone, causing a tooth abscess with the potential to trigger a systemic response.
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What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy
the most commonly
performed procedure amongst all endodontic
treatment procedures. An endodontist performs
root canal treatment to treat problems related to
the soft inner pulp of a tooth.
Why do I need a root canal?
Root canal treatment is required when nerve tissue
inside the teeth degenerates. Without root canal
treatment, the infection in the tooth pulp can result
in an abscess, which in turn can cause damage to
the jawbone. You will need a root canal to save
your tooth and to ensure that the tissue around the
root of the tooth remains healthy and free from
There are several reasons why your tooth may
become irritated and inflamed, such as deep
decay, big fillings, trauma to the tooth, a chipped
tooth, or even repeated dental work.
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