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» ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

The most common procedures done in endodontics are pulp capping and root canal treatment (RCT). In root canal treatment, the diseased pulp is removed, whereas in pulp capping, it is retained. A crown is commonly required to prevent the tooth from fracturing after each RCT to prevent the fracture of the Root Canal Treated tooth. That's why it is advised always that heavy chewing on a Root Canal Treated tooth should be avoided until a crown is fitted. A proper restoration after RCT prevents leakage of bacteria into the tooth again and reduces the chances of needing retreatment of the root canals.

What are the benefits of endodontic treatment?

Endodontic treatment saves teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the best option. Occasionally a tooth cannot be saved. Endodontic treatment can be performed only if the roots are supported by sufficient surrounding alveolar bone.

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