Root canal treatment (RCT) also known as endodontics is a dental procedure that is carried out on damaged or infected teeth. If one of your teeth is damaged, the pulp (blood vessels and nerves) can become infected and spread to the root canal. If left untreated, it can lead to an abscess and may require the tooth to be extracted.
Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged pulp and infected tissue from your tooth, the root is cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
The advantage of root canal treatment is it can save a tooth which would otherwise need to be taken out. Although some patients may prefer to have an extraction done due to either pain or cost involved with RCT, we normally recommend patients to try and keep hold of as many natural teeth as possible to avoid future costs associated with implants or cosmetic dentistry.
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