Root canal treatment is the removal of the pulp and nerve of a decayed or infected tooth and the cleaning and filling of the empty space. The root canal is the name given to the cavity in the center of each tooth. Inside the root canal is the pulp, which is filled with blood vessels and nerves that play an important role in the nutrition of the tooth.
Is root canal treatment a painful procedure?
Since root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia, it is not a painful procedure.
In which cases is root canal treatment necessary?
In the presence of deep caries that has progressed to the pulp of the tooth
If the tooth has lost its vitality due to impacts
In cases where there is too much abrasion on the tooth
How long does root canal treatment take?
Root canal treatment is performed in one or two sessions depending on the existing damage to the tooth. In the presence of very severe infection, it may take up to three sessions.