Each tooth consists of a crown and a root or roots (molars are grinders which normally have two or three toots). The root is a cavity filled with tissue fibers (blood vessels and nerves) which narrow to the root tip.
Root canal treatment is an attempt to conserve an infected or dead tooth. In here we will explain to you how this can happen, and how such treatment will be carried out.
Bacteria are the main cause for inflammation and infections of dental roots, or rather, the dental pulp. In the case of caries or broken teeth, they can reach deeply into the interior of the teeth.
Since the root apexes, together with blood vessels and nerves, are directly connected to
the jaw bone, an inflammation here can spread into the whole jaw. This may also affect the mouth, face or neck and cause massive swellings.
Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy, colloquially root canal, is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.