#shorts Why do I need a root canal?

An animated video of why a tooth may need a root canal and what the root canal procedure entails. A cavity can reach the nerve chamber of a tooth. Once it is inside the nerve space the bacteria from the cavity will kill the nerve inside of the tooth, it can then spread to the jawbone and cause an abscess. To treat this situation, your dentist or endodontist will perform a root canal on the tooth. They will drill into the nerve space of the tooth and remove all of the dead nerve tissue with endodontic files. Once the tooth is thoroughly clean inside, the root canal space will be filled with a material called gutta percha. Afterwards, your dentist will cover the tooth with a dental crown to protect it.

If you’d like to learn more about root canals, I highly recommend the book “Pathways of the Pulp”. https://amzn.to/3Zgc2XL

Animation by Boleslaw Sobczyk https://www.facebook.com/Apkidlafirm

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