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Root Canals - Process

Root Canals - Process

The purpose of root canal treatment is to create a protective barrier to encapsulate the tissues (nerves) that surround a tooth’s root once they have degenerated. The process ensures that the tooth will maintain a healthy status despite the fact that the tooth’s nerve has undergone degenerative changes.

The process of root canal treatment removes (as thoroughly as possible) bacteria, nerve tissue and organic debris left over from the breakdown of nerve tissue, as well as bacterial toxins. Once this space has been cleansed, we fill in and seal up the interior of the tooth. The seal also contains and encapsulates any debris that could not be fully removed during the cleaning aspect of the root canal treatment process so that it can’t leak out and trigger an inflammation reaction.

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Dr. Charles White II

Family Dentist

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