A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly
damaged or infected tooth. This
treatment involves removing the damaged area of the tooth and the dying nerve (pulp). Once removed, the canals inside the tooth are
thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sealed with a sterile material.
Common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep
cavity, or trauma. Once the nerve is
dying, an infection results which often causes discomfort. Endodontic treatment
is an essential part of saving your existing teeth and maintaining your overall