What does endodontic treatment involve?

by Dr. James Springer 26. October 2013 13:53

Dr. James Springer

Treatment usually requires from one to three appointments. During these treatments, your dentist or a specialist called endodontist removes the diseased pulp.  The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned, shaped, filled and sealed to prevent recontamination of the root canal system.  Root canal therapy usually is a relatively painless procedure.
 
Trivia:

  • Clean teeth can help prevent a heart attack.
  • 100 years ago one half of all adult North Americans were toothless - today less then 10% of adults over 65 have lost their teeth.

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