Root canals are passageways inside teeth that contain the pulp (nerve, blood vessels, and living tissue) inside each tooth. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots.

A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity as the first indications of a problem. However, inside a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess.

Root canal therapy is an amazing treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problematic tooth.

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