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You Might Never Need Another Root Canal With This New Kind of Filling

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Ricky Nesbitt
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Man, you do not want to see dead tooth nerves on your dental x-ray.

It s arguably the most dreaded dental procedure, but if a promising new type of filling pans out, no one need ever suffer through this often-painful process again.

Perhaps you are one of the fortunate few to whom the concept of a root canal is a mystery.

Dentists typically treat cavities by drilling away the decay and plugging the hole with a filling made of gold, porcelain, a composite resin tooth-colored fillings , or an amalgam of some sort usually an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc .

And more often than not, the tooth does not go gently into that good night.

When that happens, you need a root canal to save the tooth.

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