Root canal is referred to the natural cavity or space within the center of the tooth. Canal consists of the pulp chamber which provides nutrients and nerve supply to each tooth.
A cavity in the tooth leaves an opening where bacteria can enter and multiply. Left without treatment, these bacteria cause infections, causing severe pain and swelling that could eventually lead to spread to surrounding regions of the face.
A root canal treatment is a procedure done to treat and save a tooth that is infected or badly decayed.
The treatment involves (1) removal of the contents in the canal cavity (2) cleaning and sealing the infected area inside the tooth.
Hence routine checkups will enable us to keep a check on developing decay and prevent it from progressing.