root-canal treatment

root-canal treatment

A procedure designed to save a tooth with dead or irremediably diseased pulp. An opening is drilled into the tooth through the crown, the entire pulp and all diseased tissue is removed and a temporary antibiotic filling is inserted. A few days later the temporary filling is removed, the cavity is sealed with paste and the hole in the crown definitively filled with AMALGAM.
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Postoperative pain after one-visit root-canal treatment on teeth with vital pulps: Comparison of three different obturation techniques.
To oversimplify, when a tooth develops pain from an infection, and a root-canal treatment is performed, anaerobic bacteria become sealed in the dentin tubules.