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Internet Movie Talking Points | Page 1When is a root canal treatment recommended?Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected, most commonly due to decay. Root canal treatments are the recommended course of action when a tooth becomes infected because the procedure alleviates patients’ pain and saves a patient’s natural teeth from extraction. There are many clinical reasons for recommending root canal treatment, and there are also many practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice, as opposed to extraction.What happens during a root canal?When a severe infection in a tooth requires endodontic treatment, that treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sea...