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Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is irreversibly damaged through decay or injury. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment.
The aim of the treatment is to remove all damaged and/or infected tissue from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist.
Will the tooth be safe after treatment? – Yes. However, as a dead tooth is more brittle it may be necessary to restore the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and strength to the tooth.