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Root Canal Therapy & Treatments in Ottawa

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Root canal therapy may be required to treat and preserve a tooth or teeth that have been significantly damaged by trauma, decay or disease. By significant damage we mean damage that involves the soft nerve tissue under the tooth enamel.  Root canal treatment involves the removal of all affected (unhealthy) nerve tissue and bacteria, cleaning of the canal and filling it with a sealer paste. Once the root is filled and closed off, it is recommended that the now more fragile tooth be covered and protected by a dental crown. This is to prevent chips and breaks in the future.