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About the Procedure

When the nerve or pulp within the tooth becomes inflamed or necrotic (dead) it can cause toothache and infection. Endodontic treatment (root canal) is a method that preserves the placement and function of a natural tooth even when the nerve and pulp must be removed. Once the nerve and pulp are removed, the tooth is filled with inert material and restored with a filling or crown.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.