Root canal treatment is indicated for compromised teeth such as teeth with deep decay as well as teeth that are fractured.


During root canal therapy, the infected nerve tissues (pulp of the tooth) is removed and the root canals are disinfected. A root canal filling material known as Gutta-percha is then used to fill up the empty canals. A filling is then done on the top of the tooth to seal up the cavity before a dental crown procedure is done as a more permanent restoration.