How can endodontic therapy save my tooth?

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How can endodontic therapy save my tooth?

Endodontic therapy, aka root canal treatment, aims to disinfect and seal the inner portion, or root canal, of your tooth. Usually if root treatment is considered the root canal is infected and causing a dental abscess. If the root canal is not carefully cleaned and sealed up the tooth will have to be taken out.

Once the nerve in your tooth is irreversibly damaged , the only way to hang onto the tooth may be through Endodontic therapy. An assesment of the amount of remaining tooth structure will also be a factor in deciding the saveability of the tooth.

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