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Endodontics & Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

Root canals, and their associated pulp chamber, are physically hollow within the tooth and are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue and blood vessels; together, these items constitute the dental pulp.

Endodontic therapy involves the removal of these structures, subsequent shaping, cleaning, and decontamination with small files and irrigating solutions, and the filling of the decontaminated canals. Filling of the cleaned and decontaminated canals is done with an inert filling such as gutta-percha.