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 the infected dental tissues (and only them – leaving the rest of the tooth intact), rinsing with sterilizer and filling the cavities with special strengthening substances. The cavities are usually the root canals, thus the name root canal therapy was formulated. The overall process of endodontic therapy is considered one of the most difficult and complicated among dental treatments, requiring scrupulous precision for a long-term effectiveness – which usually means preserving a tooth for a few more decades of normal use.
This treatment process requires specialist equipment such as: BeeFill, Endometer or a dental microscope.