Endodontic therapy (root canal therapy) aims at saving a tooth (as an entity) from extraction (i.e. permanent and complete removal). It consists of: removal of infected dental tissues (and only them – leaving rest of the tooth intact), rinsing with sterilizer and filling the cavities with special strengthening substances. The cavities are usually root canals, thus the name root canal therapy was formulated. The overall process of endodontic therapy is considered as one of the most difficult and complicated among dental treatments, requiring scrupulous precision for long-term effectiveness However successful completion of this therapy usually means preserving a tooth for a few decades more of normal use.
This treatment process requires specialist equipment such as: BeeFill, Endometer or a dental microscope.