Root canal treatment is the only means of saving a tooth in which the nerves and blood vessels have been damaged or died. This can happen because serious tooth decay has led to pulpitis (infection of the pulp) or because the tooth has been damaged by injury or trauma.
The treatment involves the removal of the affected pulp tissue and nerve. The inside of the tooth is then disinfected with an anti-bacterial solution. The root canals are filled and the tooth is sealed with a crown or filling to prevent re-infection. Once the tooth has healed you will be able to use it normally.
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