Root canal treatment is a procedure that removes infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth. During root canal therapy, infections or decay that has penetrated all the way to the nerve are removed.
This can often be done with a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure where only a small opening is required. The dentist will numb the area before taking out the infected tissues and then fill it up with a sealant to prevent further infections.
A root canal treatment is typically done using the following steps: