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What do dentists do during a root canal treatment?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Remove the nerve

Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed.
The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root(s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth.

In brief: Remove the nerve

Root canal treatment is performed when the nerve tissue (pulp) of the tooth becomes infected or exposed.
The infected or exposed nerve tissue in the inside of the tooth is removed with small files that go down in the canals of the root(s). The now empty space is filled with material to seal the end of the root from the inside of the tooth.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Remove the nerve

A root canal is removing the contents inside the tooth.
This includes the nerve and blood vessels.

In brief: Remove the nerve

A root canal is removing the contents inside the tooth.
This includes the nerve and blood vessels.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: ROOT CANAL

Dentist try to destroy the nerve supply of the tooth so that there will be no more pain and you call that ' dead tooth".

In brief: ROOT CANAL

Dentist try to destroy the nerve supply of the tooth so that there will be no more pain and you call that ' dead tooth".
Dr. Nela Cordero
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