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Darr Dejean DDS. and Eric Vondenstein DDS. of Southern Family Dental, Lafayette, LA

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is indicated when the nerve of the tooth has been affected by decay or infection. This is done to try to save the tooth. The pulp (which is the living portion of the tooth) is removed, along with the bacteria infecting the tooth and any decay present. This area is then replaced with dental filling material and sealed off with a restoration to restore the tooth to full working order, without symptoms.