Root Canal Therapy Or Endodontic Therapy

Root canal therapy is performed when the nerve of a tooth is injured to a point that it cannot heal, when there is an infection in the tooth or surrounding bone, on a fractured tooth or broken tooth, when a large cavity goes into the pulp chamber or when there is severe pain. A root canal procedure involves removing the nerve and blood supply from the tooth, cleaning and shaping the inside of the tooth and placing a material into the roots of the teeth to create a seal. Most teeth need a crown after a root canal to ensure the long-term success of the root canal by protecting the tooth from breaking and creating a good seal.