Root canal treatment or Endodontics is designed to save a tooth instead of extracting it.
Usually RCT (Root canal treatment) is done when a tooth is diagnosed as "not able to be saved".
Root canal treatment is usually done in 2-3 visits in Dentist3 Dental clinics, normally the first visit is when the patient presents with intense pain.
Why it's needed
The infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal) is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth.
This can happen after:
Damage to teeth
Prevents Tooth Loss
Prevents Infection Of The Surrounding Teeth
Prevents Jawbone Deterioration
Infected tooth with adscess in the root
Files are used to clean out the infection
Canals are washed and dried
Canals filed with gutta perka
Opening Sealed with failing, in some cases a post inserted to support crown