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Root Canal Therapy

Root canals often have an unpleasant notion associated with them due to the fact that when most people need them, they are already hurting. Root canals themselves are not an inherently painful experience, and it is unfortunate that they have acquired that reputation with a portion of the population. Root canals are done when either decay or trauma to tooth has injured the nerve of the tooth to the point that it can no longer heal itself. In a root canal, this nerve is removed, all infected tooth structure is removed within the space where the nerve was, and then a filling is placed inside of the canal itself to prevent any further infection. After a root canal, a crown is often needed on the tooth where the procedure was performed. Dr. Millsaps will do selective root canals, though a specialist may be required in order to complete more difficult cases.

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