Root Canal Therapy: Is It Worth It?

Root canal therapy is considered the standard of care by the American Dental Association. Emerging science, however, is demonstrating that no matter how well the procedure is performed, 100% sterilization is rarely, if at all, achieved. Each tooth has one to four main canals where a blood vessel and nerve bundle resides. When this living tissue undergoes infection or necrosis, a root canal therapy is usually a treatment of choice. During this therapy the clinician will remove the diseased tissue, disinfects the canal, and will place gutta percha to seal the canal. However, there are about three miles of microscopical perpendicular canals and dentinal tubules that the clinician cannot instrum

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