Up until recently, damage to the core of a tooth meant its rapid removal. Root canal treatment is the solution to this.

A root canal (a cavity in the root of a  tooth, containing pulp, nerves, and blood vessel) operation consists of dental treatment in which the diseased tissue in a root canal is removed and replaced.

It is a procedure that cleans, disinfects, and refills the interior of a tooth, thereby preventing serious pain and permanent damage.

A root canal is usually performed when a tooth is cracked or on a tooth with a deep interior cavity. If a root canal operation is not performed when needed, bacteria are able to enter the core of a tooth and cause permanent deterioration of the nerve, tissue, and blood vessels in the canal.