Root Canal Treatment is, in short, a treatment for tooth pain that involves cleaning the tooth and removing the infection which is causing the pain. The cleaned tooth is then protected from further infection by treating them with a solution and inserting fillings.
A root canal is actually a hollow space that exists within the tooth. Bacteria living in the mouth or those from the food substances we eat gradually move into this hollow space. From there, they move on to the nerves and tissues and the base of the tooth through the “canal.” When the amount of bacteria affecting the nerves goes above your tolerance level, your tooth starts to ache. This is when you need to undergo a root canal procedure.
During a root canal procedure, the dentist will remove infected blood vessels, tissues and nerves from the tooth, irrigate the hollow to get rid of the contamination and then fill up the pulp of the tooth. The tooth is then shaped so that a crown can be fixed over it. As a result, the tooth is reinforced and looks natural.