Endodontics – known more generally as root canal therapy – is a common dental procedure that involves the cleansing of the internal structure of the tooth (the dental pulp).
This procedure is necessitated when the dental pulp becomes irreversibly damaged due to inflammation or infection. Common causes of this damage are dental decay or trauma to the tooth.
The process involves careful cleaning, shaping, sterilisation and filling of the internal structure of the tooth.
Root canal therapy in the past has had a poor image and patients often express concern that they have heard that root canal can be unpleasant. Modern endodontics carried out with state of the art equipment is now a predictable and virtually pain-free procedure.Back to General Dentistry
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