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Slide show: Root canal treatment

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth's pulp. The pulp is found in the center of the tooth and in canals (called root canals) inside the root of each tooth.     Read "Slide show: Root canal treatment" article

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth    Read "What is Root Canal Treatment?" article

The Second Time Around: Possible Retreatment or Surgery

A root canal can fail for several reasons. A tooth can become infected again if your dentist did not completely clean out all of the root canals.    Read "The Second Time Around: Possible Retreatment or Surgery" article

Restoring the Tooth After Root Canal

For small cavities in front teeth, your dentist may place a tooth-colored filling after a root canal. Usually, though, your tooth will need a crown.    Read "Restoring the Tooth After Root Canal" article

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