What is a cavity?

One of the most common reasons to visit the dental office is to restore a tooth that is affected with a cavity. Also known as dental caries or tooth decay, cavities are holes that have been eaten in your teeth by the acidic waste products of bacteria that live in your mouth. Cavities weaken your…

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What happens after root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure performed to clear infected tissue out of the interior of a tooth. Without the treatment, the tooth would probably have to be removed. Removing the infected pulp, however, makes it possible to keep the tooth. After root canal therapy, the tooth will no longer have sensation, but will be…

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Recovery from root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is a procedure that removes infected tissue from the interior of a tooth. It can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. It can also prevent infection from spreading to other teeth. After a root canal procedure, you should follow your aftercare instructions closely to ensure a successful recovery.…

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