When a tooth is allowed to decay beyond the point of just a cavity, or incurs a deep fracture, infection eventually reaches the soft, inner pulp. When the pulp gets infected, the tooth cannot be saved, and it dies. Root canal therapy involves removing infection from inside a tooth so that the tooth will not need to be extracted. Dr. Karagodsky cleans out the tooth and replaces the pulp with a rubber-like substance. Then he seals the tooth, using either a filling or a dental crown, which preserves the structure of the tooth. Today’s root canals are a comfortable procedure, and Dr. Karagodsky uses DentalVibe for painless injections.
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