The field of endodontics and root canals
A root canal procedure begins by numbing the area around the tooth. An opening is then drilled in the top of the tooth, and the infected tissue in the nerve canal is removed, cleaning the canal. The opening in the top of the tooth is filled with a material called gutta percha, which seals the canal. In many cases, the tooth is then fitted with a crown. The crown ensures that the tooth is no longer exposed to further damage.
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