What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is the best solution to save an infected tooth, rather than pulling it out. Once the tooth is treated, and restored with a crown, it will often last for the rest of your life. Root canal treatments fall under endodontics, a branch of dentistry that specialises in treating diseases of the tooth’s pulp. Pulp is found in canals inside the root of each tooth and consists of connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels, which nourish the tooth when it first emerges through the gum. Once a tooth matures, the pulp can be removed without destroying the tooth as it is already nourished by the blood supply in the gums.