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Root canal treatment

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Introduction
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). Root canal treatment is also called endodontics.
When root canal treatment should be done
Root canal treatment only needs to be carried out when it is clear that the tooth pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection.
How root canal treatment is performed
Root canal treatment is carried out by your dentist over two or more appointments. You will usually need to pay for root canal treatment.
Recovering from root canal treatment
When having root canal treatment, try to avoid chewing, or biting down, particularly on hard foods, until the treatment has been completed.