The purpose of a root canal, also called endodontic treatment, is to treat the internal tissues, the dental pulp, which can be infected by deep cavities, crack, trauma, or other reasons.
This pulpal infection causes acute and continuous pain, abscess, necrosis, which can cause tooth loss.
The treatment requires the identification of the main root canals, cleaning and disinfection and finally filling the canals with a permanent material.
This treatment is difficult because of the anatomical variations of the dental roots, the difficulties of access and may require more than one appointment.
In some specific cases, it is best to entrust the treatment to a specialist, an Endodontist.
Following a root canal treatment, the tooth presents a high risk of fracture. A crown with or without a pivot will be recommended to protect it.