Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Root Canal Treatment

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_3060


Endodontic treatment


Inside each tooth is the pulp consisting of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. When the pulp is infected or injured, the pulp tissue dies. During a root canal treatment, the pulp is removed, the pulp cavity is cleaned and sealed using a root filling.

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