Root Canal Therapy

The anatomy of the tooth is structured in such a way that the enamel is on the outermost layer, followed by dentin, and inside the dentin lies the pulp. The pulp is housed within the root canal space of a tooth and consists of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves.

Endodontic treatment or root canal therapy is diagnosed when the pulpal tissues becomes infected due to gross decay, repeated trauma from dental procedures, or from a cracked tooth. This treatment removes the infection and thereby alleviating pain.


A small opening on the chewing surface of the tooth is created in order to gain access to the pulp.

Very small instruments and irrigants are used to clean and shape the root canals. Infected pulp tissues are removed during this stage.

A biocompatible filling material is then used to seal the canals in order to avoid bacteria penetration.

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