Endodontics or “root canal treatment” as it is more commonly known, is required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. The aim of the treatment is to preserve the tooth by removing all traces of infection and then filling it to prevent further infection. After the pulp is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, sterilised, filled and sealed. This procedure saves teeth that would otherwise be extracted.

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