root canal therapy (RCT)
Repair & save a damaged or infected tooth
Root canal treatment – this is the treatment used when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury.
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal and then the root is cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A root canal treatment will typically require 2 or 3 visits to the dental surgery.