Root canal treatment, also referred to as endodontic treatment, consists of removing the internal soft tissue of a tooth (the dental pulp in the middle of the crown and root(s) is made up of nerves and blood vessels). We proceed under local anesthetic by making a small opening in the tooth to access the dental pulp. This procedure is used when the cavity has badly damaged the tooth and reached the middle of the tooth or when a tooth is fractured. Sometimes the tooth is very painful before the root canal treatment
A pre-operative x-ray is necessary to detect further possible issues.
Teeth having received root canal treatment can last a long time provided the roots have finished their development.