Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection in the center of the tooth, and contrary to popular belief, it is not a painful procedure. In fact, it is often necessary to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted immediately.
The infection that requires root canal treatment is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and can invade the tooth due to factors such as tooth decay, leaking fillings, or trauma and damage to the tooth. A tooth is composed of two parts: the crown, which is the visible part of the tooth, and the root, which is the working part of the tooth. Root canal treatment focuses on treating the infected soft tissue inside the tooth, which is called the pulp, and is located under the hard layer of dentin and enamel.