Root canal therapy is a dental procedure performed to save and repair a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the infected dental pulp – the inner soft tissue of the tooth – and cleaning and disinfecting the root canals. Once cleaned, the canals are filled with a biocompatible material to seal the space and prevent further infection.
Root canal therapy is typically conducted when a tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, cracks, trauma, or repeated dental procedures. This procedure alleviates severe toothache and prevents the spread of infection to surrounding tissues.