A root canal treatment is a dental procedure done to clean out a tooth’s nerve and blood supply while disinfecting it against bacteria and debris. It is commonly done in cases of extensively decayed teeth that cannot be restored by simple fillings. The root canal treatment protects the infection of the tooth from spreading and from getting infected again. 


A tooth will continue to function normally even after its nerve supply has been cleaned out. The nerves and blood vessels of the tooth are essential during the development of the tooth. After the tooth’s complete eruption into the oral cavity, the nerve supply only serves a sensory purpose. It is not required for the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.  

While root canal treatments can be carried out by a general dentist, sometimes, you may be referred to an endodontist for the procedure. An endodontist specializes in root canal treatments and all other procedures related to the health of the tooth’s inner components. 

Procedure for a Root Canal Treatment

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Taking measures to prevent infection of the tooth can help you avoid root canal treatments. To know more about the procedure and its implications, get in touch with our expert staff at Anoka Dental.