ENDODONTICS / ROOT CANAL
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber (within the coronal part of the tooth), the main canal(s), and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root.There may be one or two main canals within each root. Some teeth have more variable internal anatomy than others. The space inside these canals is filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp.Once the tooth has reached its final size and shape, the dental pulp's original function ceases for all practical purposes. It takes on a secondary role as a sensory organ.
Root canal Treatment/endodontic therapy is also a term for a dental operation, wherein the pulp is cleaned out, the space disinfected and then filled.While aiming to restore teeth to their normal form, function and appearance. Particular conditions which are treated within endodontics include the treatment of nerve damage, abscesses, cysts of dental origin and trauma