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

Synonyms

Endodontic treatment

Definition

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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