Pradko, Gallagher & Slanec Family Dentistry

Endodontic - Root Canal Posterior

A Root Canal may be recommended due to trauma or when decay reaches the nerve of the tooth. The process involves removing the nerve and bacteria and inflamed tissue from the canal space to the end of the root.

The canal space is filled with an inert material called: gutta-percha, which fills and seals the canal space. A core is then bonded to replace lost tooth structure so that a crown may be retained. The tooth is now ready to receive a crown restoration.

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