Also known as the Endodontic therapy, Root Canal Treatment is a procedure used by dentists to remove diseased or dead material from inside a tooth. The cause of the infection could be a break, trauma, or cavity formation. Many years ago teeth with diseased pulp were removed but today root canal treatment can save some affected teeth. Root canal treatment is performed as the last resort on infected teeth and in many cases the treatment is successful, however on average we estimate that the success rate of root canal treated teeth over a 5 years period is in the region of about 50%. If a root treated tooth become reinfected the tooth would need to be removed.
After root canal treatment, the patient can perform his routine daily work from the next day. Hard or very hot food material must be avoided for a few days.