Root Canal (Endodontics)

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Endodontics is a dental specialty dealing with tooth nerves. Root canals, a common procedure in this field, are done when a tooth’s nerves get infected. If not treated, it can lead to a serious abscess and jaw bone loss. 

Here’s how it works: 

  • Numb the area around the tooth. 
  • The dentist drills to reach the infected nerves. 
  • Remove infected tissue and clean the canal. 
  • Fill the space with a sealant called gutta percha. 
  • Dentist’s recommended to put a crown on the tooth for better appearance and success. 

With local anesthetics and pain medication, most people feel little to no pain during the procedure. Some soreness afterward is normal, but painkillers usually help. The procedure eliminates pain from the infection, letting you enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort. If you’re in pain, see your dentist.