This treatment is one that involves removing the dead pulp tissue and any infection within the root canal system. Over the course of 2-3 appointments we continue to disinfect the root canal system by cleaning, shaping, measuring and medicating them.
Once the infection has been removed, we can fill the root spaces with a root filling. A root canal treatment is performed to ensure that the tooth can be saved and that any infection does not spread to, for instance, your bones or bloodstream.
In some cases, extraction of the tooth may be necessary in the event of infection or trauma reaching the nerve system, especially if the tooth is no longer strong enough to survive.