What is Root Canal Therapy?
Endodontic therapy, commonly known as a root canal, is performed when the pulp of the tooth becomes diseased as the result of exposure to bacteria from dental caries, trauma or other causes. The involved tooth may be symptomatic, and you may experience pain, or the tooth could be totally symptom free. In either case, in order to save the tooth, the diseased pulp should be removed and the root canals should be disinfected and filled. Advances in this common dental procedure have improved the success at preserving and maintaining teeth.