Root canal treatment is a procedure used to treat diseases of the pulp (the nerve of the tooth) due to its contamination by bacteria of caries or infections. With a root canal treatment teeth can be repaired and saved and remain in the oral cavity for a long time. During a root canal treatment, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth can become infected and cause an abscess to form.
In recent years development of the instruments used during root canal treatment but also scientific knowledge on advanced procedures during root canal treaments allow high success rates of teeth maintenance after endodontic treatment. In Artdent extirpation of the pulp and nerve of the tooth is done with the use of mechanical drills, apex locators (locators to precisely locate the end of the root which needs repair and sealing). Along with this procedure digital dentistry is always used to monitor length or treatment therapy for accurate results.
The length of the endodontic treatment and the number of sessions to complete a root canal treatment may vary depending on the number of root canals of the tooth and the gravity of the problem. It is worth noting that any endodontic treatment should be done very carefully because the retention of a tooth in the oral cavity depends on the successful outcome of the root canal treatment.