Endodontic treatment, commonly known as “root canal treatment”, is the treatment method for tooth pulp infections. Deep dental caries, repetitive dental work, problematic crowns and tooth injury (cracks, fractures) are some of the most common causes of pulp infection which may be accompanied by severe pain and eventually lead to abscess formation.
This procedure involves removing the organic pulp residue from the inner side of the teeth, disinfecting them and then sealing them with the appropriate materials depending on the case, in order to prevent re-infection.
Endodontic treatment helps preserve a natural smile, maintain a normal chewing function and reduce the need for more complex dental work. With proper care, most endodontically treated teeth can last for life.
When the endodontic treatment of a tooth is completed, it is followed by its restoration using a prosthesis, whose type is determined by the remaining percentage of intact tooth and the prosthetic requirements of the area.