Root canals are one of the most common endodontic procedures. This treatment is used to treat inflamed, infected, and dead teeth. In addition to causing pain, dead and inflamed teeth can spread infection throughout your body and often appear grayish. This results in an unattractive appearance that can lead to decreased self-esteem and self-consciousness.
RCT (root canal treatment) is an invasive procedure that treats the pulp – The area in the center of the tooth that houses the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The root canal works by drilling a small hole into the tooth, removing the pulp, and then cleaning and filling with a substance called gutta-percha. Removal of the pulp eliminates pain and allows the tooth to be salvaged.
What can RCT help? The process of root canal treatment can be used to treat a variety of dental problems.