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A tooth has 2 parts: a crown and roots. The crown is above the gum, the roots are below gum and attach the tooth to the jawbone. The “root canal” is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp. The pulp nourishes the tooth and provides moisture to its surroundings. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is

Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected tissue from the roots of the tooth. A root canal is often done to try to save an infected tooth. If left untreated the bacteria causing the decay can form an abscess. The abscess may cause pain, swelling, and oral health problems. Once a tooth has been treated the tooth itself will be structurally weakened, therefore we recommend placing a crown