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Are any of your teeth damaged and in need of a root canal? Although root canals are serious, they tend to be more common than they should be. Always remember to practice safe and effective oral health care habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Listed below are some common questions about root canal therapy:

What is a root canal?
a.) A root canal is a dental tool used to clean between teeth
b.) A root canal is a cap used to conceal and protect the surface of a tooth
c.) Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that is used to remove the pulp of a tooth that has become damaged or infected
d.) Root canal therapy is a tooth whitening therapy designed to improve the color of your teeth

True or False: Root canals can save infected teeth from potential tooth loss.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Cavities can lead to eventual damage to your pulp.
a.) True
b.) False

The center of a tooth where all the nerve endings, connective tissues, and blood vessels of the tooth lie is called what?
a.) The equator
b.) Sleep apnea
c.) The pulp
d.) The tooth enamel

Answer Key: c, a, a, c

If you are looking to improve your smile with root canal treatments or any other procedure at Classic Smiles, you are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Susanne Baaqee and our team at our dentist office in Ocoee, Florida. We can be reached at 407-293-3002. Tooth damage can be conquered, so feel free to come see us today.