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A healthy, beautiful smile starts here.


Root Canal Treatment

You need a Root Canal when micro-organisms from your mouth get into, or close to, the inside of a tooth (called a nerve or pulp).  The micro-organisms get there through cavities (usually), or cracks in a tooth. Often someone needs a Root Canal after a large filling, or sometimes where a crown has been placed.

Root Canal Treatment means making a small access, or entrance, in the top or back part of a tooth.  From there, the inner portion is cleaned and filled.

A common misunderstanding is that we cut the roots from the tooth.  I like to explain that it is more like cleaning and caulking the inside of a pipe. If you have a crown we are usually able to keep the crown in place for you.  If you do not have a crown you will most likely need to have one placed after we finish with the Root Canal Treatment.

First time Root Canals have a very high probability of success.

Dr. Chelsea Accardo



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