Understanding Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment is recommended when an infected and significantly damaged tooth needs repairing in order to save it. This degree of damage is usually a result of cracked tooth enamel, a deep cavity, or trauma. The procedure includes several steps, beginning with X-rays followed by the removal of the damaged section of tooth pulp under local anesthesia, also known as a pulpectomy.

The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected and filled with a gutta-percha material and sealed. A crown or filling will restore the tooth after the root canal treatment has occurred.

Root canal treatment would be necessary if you have an aching tooth with an inflammation and infection in the roots. This treatment will relieve the pain and save your tooth.

It is done with local anesthesia so you won't feel pain.


  1. X-ray and examination
  2. Local anesthesia
  3. Make an opening to the crown of the tooth
  4. Clean the root canals with tiny instruments
  5. Place the necessary materials in the canals and finally place the filling .


To help avoid the need for a root canal in the first place, adopt a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing twice daily with a silica toothpaste.