Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Root canal treatment is necessary when parts of your tooth become inflamed or diseased. Root canals can save your tooth.
Root canals are typically done in one visit. However if the tooth is badly infected a preliminary procedure called Open and Medicate or Open and Drain is done first. Basically the root canal procedure is started to provide infection and pain control for the patient. Then the remainder of the root canal procedure is done a subsequent appointment.
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