Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

More than 15 million teeth receive root canal therapy each year. Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth, called the pulp. Root canal treatment removes the inflamed or infected pulp allowing the tooth to return to normal function.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth