Basics of Root Canal Therapy

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If you have ever had a root canal treatment, you understand they are not always easy. However, the result of neglecting a root canal can lead to painful and costly effects. That is why it is important to have one if your dentist, Dr. Andrew Calhoun recommends it for your health. Yet, like any procedure, it is important to understand the basics, and to help you with the basics of root canal therapy, our team has developed a fun quiz for you to learn more about how they can help you.

What is a root canal treatment?
a.) The pulp of a tooth is removed and the root of a tooth is cleaned
b.) A tooth is removed down to its root
c.) Wearing a bite plate to protect your tooth enamel
d.) Your teeth are restored with a whitening treatment

What are some common cases in which a root canal might be required?
a.) An untreated cavity has damaged your pulp
b.) Your pulp was damaged due to blunt trauma to the tooth
c.) A microscopic fracture in a tooth has allowed bacteria to enter and infect the tooth
d.) All of the above

True or False: Constant wear and tear on your tooth enamel and teeth could cause you to need a root canal treatment.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Your pulp inside your tooth contains your tooth’s nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: a, d, a, a

If you still have questions about root canals and why they can help you, please call our office today at 904.352.2510 to set up an appointment. Our team here at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates is always happy to set up an appointment for you to see our expert, Dr. Andrew Calhoun. We always look forward to making you smile.