It is the dental treatment applied when the inner nerves of the tooth (dental pulp) are damaged beyond recovery or dead due to caries or trauma.In the natural structure of the teeth, there are canals where there are dental nerves. Root canal treatment is the removal of the infected nerves within these canals and disinfecting the canals. After these steps, the canals are filled with tissue-friendly canal filling materials .
Bacteria in advanced tooth decay continue multiplying in the dental pulp and cause pain and pressure. Sometimes this leads to swellings on face. In some cases there may be less pain, but the abscess in the deep root advances and causes destruction in the bone surrounding the tooth.
A molar tooth with an inflammatory root and swollen gum due to caries.
The whole process is completed within an appointment lasting for half an hour to one hour.