In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd  probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental  procedure called “root canal treatment,” your tooth can be  saved. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria  can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection  inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the  infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result.  This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is also  detrimental to your overall health.

 Root canal treatment involves one to three visits. During  treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who  specializes in problems with the nerves of the teeth) removes  the affected tissue. Next, the interior of the tooth will be  cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental    composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, your doctor may  suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth  from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth  and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your  restored tooth can last a lifetime.

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Root Canal therapy