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If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you may have questions about what the procedure involves and how it works to treat infected tooth pulp.Root canals in Belmont are a common procedure in which your dentist uses sterilized instruments to remove destroyed tissue or pulp and the reseal the pulp cavity to prevent bacteria from reentering your tooth. Watch this video for an overview of root canal treatment.

Root canals are necessary when the dental nerve of a tooth is dead or infected. Root canals work to save the infected tooth and prevent bacteria from spreading. Bacteria can spread to the surrounding bone or cause acute infections called abscesses. Abscesses can lead to life-threatening complications, so it is important to have the issue treated right away.