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Get to the Root of the Matter: Do You Need a Root Canal?

Get to the Root of the Matter: Do You Need a Root Canal?

by Shearly (SU)
Are you living with tooth pain and swelling in your mouth? If so, something detrimental may be brewing just below the surface. Like the hidden, molten layers of the earth, or the tip of an iceberg that bobs in the water giving no clue to its true size – what isn’t visible at first glance can be quite different once you take a closer peek.

The Stages of a Root Canal

The Stages of a Root Canal

by Natalie (SU)
You may need a root canal if a tooth has become infected due to a cavity, an injury, or an illness. The tooth’s pulp, which lies just below the enamel, is especially vulnerable to cavities and infection. The pulp is root-shaped and contains the tooth’s nerve. Because it only serves as the tooth’s pain conductor, it can be removed without harming the tooth. “Root canal” refers to removing the diseased pulp, to save an infected, injured, or sensitive tooth. If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you’ll be happy to know that modern advances in technology and anesthesia options have made root canals much more comfortable than they were for previous generations.

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

by ih-bfd admin
Dental crowns are permanent caps placed on open, exposed teeth after root canal therapy, before placement of a tooth bridge, and generally to cover or replace bad or decaying teeth. Tooth bridges are placed after the removal of one or several teeth or in place of previously missing teeth. They are anchored to the crowns placed on adjacent teeth to keep them in place.

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