|What is a root canal?
It is the blood and nerve supply, which runs along the centre of the tooth down to the tip of the root (also known as pulp).
What is root canal treatment?
Decay or a blow to a tooth can lead to infection of the root canal of a tooth. The cleaning and filling of an infected root canal is root canal treatment.
What happens if I don’t root canal treat a tooth?
Does it hurt?
Will I need a crown afterwards?
What will my tooth look like after treatment?
How successful is root canal treatment?
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
Second Visit: Tooth filled to tip of root with a rubber stopper (like plugging a sink) Rarely one of the thin files can break in the canal and be left to plug the root along with the rubber filling.