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Root Canal

A root canal is a filling in the root of the tooth. This procedure is often performed when the inside of the tooth gets infected with bacteria. and is a means to preserve the tooth.

If you are wondering why not just get rid of the tooth through extraction and avoid any extra procedures, there are some things to consider:


  • If you pull the tooth, it will likely need to be replaced with something else to ensure the bone in your jaw does not recede. This can also start a domino effect and negatively impact the surrounding teeth by providing less bone to support these teeth.
  • Some may feel insecure if the missing tooth is in the smile zone.
  • Missing teeth can make eating more difficult and affect nutrition.

Typically, the dentist’s treatment goal is to preserve your natural teeth if possible