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Save your natural tooth with Root Canal Therapy!

A tooth abscess can be extremely painful, or may not even hurt at all. But in either case, it should be treated immediately. Failing to do so could result in serious consequences. An untreated tooth abscess that does not drain into the mouth could spread internally to surrounding tissues. In severe cases, it can spread to the rest of the body and affect vital organs such as the heart. Symptoms may include fever and nausea, and if not treated may lead to hospitalization or even result in death. Diagnosing and treating a tooth abscess early can help to prevent any of these complications.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not painful. It is often the infection that comes before the root canal that hurts the most. If this infection is treated with antibiotics for several days first, the tooth then can be properly anesthetized for treatment. During a root canal, the infection and also all the nerve and blood supply inside tooth is removed. A filling material is then placed to fill the tooth canal. However, because the tooth becomes brittle and susceptible to breaking following a root canal, a crown should be placed afterwards. This helps to protect the tooth and make it strong again after a root canal.

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