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Root Canals 101: What Every Patient Should Know

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It is New Year’s Eve. You are celebrating with family or friends. All dental offices are closed and out of nowhere, the worst throbbing pain you have ever felt starts inside your mouth. A situation likened to Finagle’s law: “Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible time”. Sound familiar? You may need a root canal. Has your dentist ever told you that you need a root canal? You are not alone. Root canals are used to save teeth. Millions of teeth are saved each year with root canals and will continue to be a very popular method of saving damaged teeth. This article will explain what root canals are and how they can save you from pain. What is a root canal? Root canals are one type of endodontic treatment. Let’s break it down: “Endo”—Greek for “inside” “Odont”—“Tooth” The tooth is made up of three distinct layers: the…