Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected nerve with a filling. Damage to the nerve may be caused by untreated dental decay, decay beneath a filling, tooth damage due to trauma, tooth grinding (bruxism) or gum disease.
The procedure is also known as endodontic treatment. The dentist will listen to your symptoms, examine your teeth and perform other special investigations including taking x-rays.
These x-rays also help the dentist to plan for the root canal treatment by revealing the number, size and curvature and depth of the roots, and showing how complicated the procedure may be. You may need one or more visits to complete the root canal treatment, depending on your tooth.