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Root Canal

Human tooth anatomy dentistry medical concept as a cross section of a molar with nerves and root canal symbol as a 3D illustration.

About Root Canal

Underneath the enamel and dentin layer of your tooth is the pulp. This area contains numerous nerve tissues that are sensitive to outside stimuli. When a root canal treatment occurs, this area is given the most attention and care.

If the pulp is unprotected from outside exposure, the tissue can become infected. When this event occurs, pain and tooth loss may be the end result. The bone around the teeth can also be affected, causing significant structural damage. Excessive tooth fractures or large cavities are frequent events that open the pulp to exposure.