Root Canal Therapy
Also known as endodontics, root canal treatment is the process of removing the infected, injured, or dead pulp from a tooth. Pulp, the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels, runs through the centre or root canal of a tooth.
Successful root canal treatment may let you keep your tooth if it has become infected by a deep cavity, fractured tooth or gum disease. The best teeth are always your own and retaining your own teeth has short and long-term benefits. Keeping your teeth keeps other teeth from moving, they maintain bone in those areas of your jaw, and they help to avoid more extensive and expensive replacement treatments.
Root canal treatments generally may require multiple visits, depending on what tooth as been damaged (molar or front tooth), on the degree of pulp infection, and on the how the tooth is to be restored (crowns or internal whitening of teeth).