What is the root canal of a tooth filled with?

What is the root canal of a tooth filled with?

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Answer 1
October, 2020
The root canal is filled with a rubberlike substance called gutta-percha. This acts as a permanent bandage. It prevents bacteria or fluid from entering the tooth through the roots. Typically, the opening in the tooth is then closed with a temporary crown or filling.

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