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How a root canal affects your overall health
Root canals have a bad reputation of being painful and complex dental treatments. As dental practitioners, we have heard it all! However, with modern advances in tools, methodologies, and materials, root canals nowadays can provide patients rapid relief from pain and are a more comfortable experience than ever before. This highly effective treatment can not only improve the health of the affected tooth, but also the health of your whole mouth and overall wellbeing. Here, Dr. Matarazzo in Quincy, MA answers common questions about root canals and how a root canal affects your overall health.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to save a severely compromised tooth. A tooth is a comprised of an outer layer of enamel, and underneath is a layer of dentin. The center of the tooth is called the pulp chamber, which contains the pulp, tooth nerve, and blood vessels. In a root canal, the contents of the pulp chamber are removed, the area is sanitized, and then filled with a material called gutta-percha. Then, a crown is typically placed on top of the tooth to provide long-term protection.

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Stephen J. Matarazzo, DMD, FICOI
300 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617 405 3939
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