Root canals are performed to treat an injury to or infection of the inner pulp of the tooth.
In the center of each tooth in our mouth is dental pulp, which supplies our tooth with nutrients and nerves.
If something happens to that dental pulp – if it is injured, infected, or damaged in some other way – then the nerve within the pulp may die, which eventually will cause the tooth to die.
Dentists will recommend root canal therapy as a way to save teeth that have received damage to their dental pulp and nerve.
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