Root Canal Treatment

Hambajuurte ravimineRoot canal treatment helps preserve teeth with a dead pulp. The dead pulp does not have blood circulation, which means the immune system cannot reach that part of the tooth. Germs reside in the cavity and nerve canals of such a tooth, and the aim of the treatment is to clean out these root canals and fill them.


Usually the root canals are cleaned and widened during the first visit, and after that an antibacterial agent is inserted into the tooth and the cavity is closed off with a temporary filling. Depending on the nature of the root infection, the course of treatment could take up to five visits.


After filling the root canal, the dental crown is restored. If the tooth is still alive, the root canal treatment is done under anaesthesia, but if the tooth is dead, there is no need for that.