Root canal treatment is a treatment to save a tooth that has become decayed, damaged or infected. These problems usually occur when there is severe decay, dental trauma or a large filling has cracked.
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, involves cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp. In this treatment, the cleaned and disinfected cavity is filled with special filling materials, allowing the tooth to resume its normal function. The treatment prevents tooth loss, helping to preserve the tooth and relieve pain.