ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth (endodontic treatment).
The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it.
The common causes affecting the pulp are:
- a cracked tooth,
- a deep cavity,
- repeated dental treatment to the tooth
- or trauma.
The inner tooth pulp cells may die and infection can spread through the root canals.
To prevent such pulp inflammation and remove infection, root canal treatment, filling and sealing is necessary. If left untreated nerve damage may occur, resulting in tooth loss.
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