Root canal treatment is a dental treatment method applied when the soft tissues (pulp) inside the tooth become inflamed or damaged.
The pulp of the tooth is a living tissue that contains blood vessels and nerves. For various reasons, such as tooth decay, cracking, or trauma, the pulp can become inflamed or damaged. In this case, symptoms such as toothache, sensitivity, and swelling may occur.
Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves removing the pulp inside the tooth, cleaning the canal, shaping it, and then filling it with a sterile filling material. With this procedure, the remaining outer part of the tooth can be preserved, preventing the loss of the tooth and eliminating problems such as pain and infection.
Root canal treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia and can be completed in several sessions. After the procedure, a filling or crown can be placed on the tooth to restore its function and appearance.