ENDODONTICS : Root canal treatment - Step by Step

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). 

The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth. This can happen after: tooth decay, leaky fillings, damage to teeth as a result of trauma, such as a fall. 

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Root canal treatment is only required when dental X-rays show that the pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection. The pulp will begin to die if it's infected by bacteria, allowing the bacteria to then multiply and spread. 


 
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