What is a root canal treatment?

What is a root canal treatment?

What is a root canal treatment?

Teeth are composed of three hard layers:

  • Enamel
  • Dentin
  • Cement

The space within these layers is called the canal. It is filled with tissue: the dental pulp. This is a soft tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels allowing the tooth to grow. Once the tooth has completed its growth, it can survive without the pulp. If the pulp becomes infected, it should be removed. The treatment is called root canal treatment or endodontic treatment.