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What is Root Canal Treatment? (Endodontics)

What is Root Canal Treatment? (Endodontics)
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What is Root Canal Treatment? (Endodontics)

What is Root Canal Treatment? (Endodontics)


Root canal treatment is the removal of small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth,  When damaged, infected or necrotic pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and refilled. With this operation, the root canal is closed. Years ago, damaged, infected or necrotic teeth were extracted. Today, even teeth that are in a position to be lost can be saved in root canal treatment.

When is root canal treatment required?

  • The appearance of decay in the tooth that reaches the nerve
  • Tooth loses its former vitality due to various reasons
  • Infections caused by gum problems
  • Nerve damage due to tooth fracture
  • Tooth erosion