Root Canal is the term for a type of endodontic treatment or procedure. This type of treatment option becomes necessary when the nerve, also called the pulp, inside a tooth has become irreversibly damaged from an infection. This type of damage usually occurs from a combination of injuries throughout the tooth’s life stages, including trauma, decay, and repeated dental procedures.
The treatment will involve the removal of the pulp through the entire root-canal system. This begins with the dentist cleaning the tooth out, which shapes the root-canal system. The canal is then filled and sealed with a filling material made from polyester synthetics and a dental sealer.