ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) is a procedure that treats the infected soft tissue, the pulp, of a tooth.
Endodontic treatment is required when the soft tissue inside the tooth, the pulp, becomes inflamed and/or infected. This can be caused by: decay, dental procedures such as a deep filling or a crown, a crack in the tooth, or trauma. If pulpal inflammation or infection is not treated, it can cause pain and lead to an abscess.
Inflamed and infected soft tissue inside the tooth.
An opening is made at the crown of the tooth. Various instruments are then used to remove the soft tissue and shape the canal.
Following cleaning and shaping, the root canals are filled with a biocompatible material. A filling is then placed in the access opening to complete the procedure.
After completion of your root canal, you must return to your dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore to complete function.
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