Root Canal (Endodontics)
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Within the hard surface of the teeth lies a soft tissue called the pulp. This pulp contains vital parts like the nerves and connective tissue necessary for the health of the teeth. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, dentists undertake a root canal treatment. This process involves detaching the nerve of the tooth, thereby saving the tooth and removing pain.
Sometimes the treated tooth may need re-treatment. This usually happens when the previous infection was not cleaned or sealed properly, or when the filling is broken causing reinfection.