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root canal therapy
Root canal treatment (also called root canal therapy or RCT) is a procedure that’s performed to remove decayed or damaged tissue in the interior portion of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp contains the nerves and blood supply that support the tooth and help keep it healthy. The pulp portion extends from the center of the tooth to the jaw through narrow channels or canals. When bacteria reaches the pulp, it can threaten the health of the tooth and even cause a painful abcess. A root canal treats this deep tissue while avoiding the need for an extraction. How is a root canal performed? A root canal procedure uses techniques similar to those used in a regular filling procedure. Using special tools, known as files, the dentist is able to reach down the length of the tooth. Once the damaged pulp and bacteria are removed, the canals are cleaned and sealed with a special rubber-like filling material. Lastly, a filling is performed to fill the cavity which will help to stabilize the tooth. A tooth treated with a root canal can be weaker than a healthy tooth, so it should be covered with a protective crown or filling to provide additional strength and to prevent breakage. Root canal procedures can be performed using local anesthetics or sedation to help the patient remain completely comfortable and relaxed.