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Root Canals

Root Canals involve removal of diseased nerve and blood supply inside the tooth, usually as the result of trauma or extensive dental caries. The space normally occupied by the nerve and blood supply is cleaned , shaped , disinfected, and finally filled with a synthetic material in the space previously containing the tooth tissue. The patient maintains the hard structure of the tooth, it is usually recommended a protective restorative procedure be completed afterward to protect the tooth for the years that are to follow.

Many patients associate root canals with pain and discomfort..

But local anesthetics and advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals highly tolerable procedures that are often no less comfortable than getting a standard filling. Upon completion, a restored tooth that has undergone a root canal will blend in with surrounding teeth – virtually undetectable to the average eye. 

Dr. Brian Thomas, York Dentist
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