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What are the stages of root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is an excellent way to eliminate a tooth infection and save your tooth from being extracted.

If you need root canal treatment in Huntsville, AL, you are likely in pain. However, an infection in your tooth actually causes the discomfort you're feeling. The infection could result from decay and bacteria reaching the nerve of your tooth or a severe tooth fracture.

Unfortunately, a tooth infection won't resolve independently, and a root canal is the only way to save your tooth.

The good news is that the first step in root canal treatment is to numb your tooth and the surrounding area, which immediately relieves your discomfort and ensures that you don't feel anything during your procedure.

Next, Dr. King carefully removes the infected tissue inside your tooth, leaving it bacteria-free. Then he'll seal your tooth with a temporary filling that will give it time to heal. 

Finally, when your tooth is completely healed, you'll return to King Dental to have a permanent crown or filling placed since root canal treatment can leave your tooth brittle. Rebuilding your tooth with a crown ensures you can eat and chew efficiently. 

If you have questions about root canals in Huntsville, call King Dental at (256) 880-1884 for more information.

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