Stabilizing Your Teeth Through Using Posts and Root Canal Procedures

One of the most nerve-wracking sentences you can hear at the dentist’s office is “You need a root canal.” Part of the fear may come from lack of information. However, the actual procedure is easier and more stress-free then in times past, thanks to modern dentistry. A root canal is a procedure used to remove infected pulp from the root canal and interior of a tooth and replace it with another material. If the tooth is badly deteriorated, a crown may be added to protect it. In some cases, a screw-like post made of titanium is inserted into the canal to anchor the filling, provide more stability, and help ensure a better bond between filing and root.

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