A "root canal" is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp.

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections.

It is carried out in the pulp of the tooth, which is the root canal.

The treatment is done in local anesthesia

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Fast facts about root canal therapy
  1. Root canal therapy is used to remove nerves from the pulp of a tooth.
  2. It is thought to be very painful but is a pain-relieving treatment.
  3. The procedure often referred to as root canal is called endodontic therapy.
  4. Root canal therapy costs vary, but it is a less costly option than having a tooth removed and replaced with a crown or bridge.