Endodontics, also known as root canal treatment, is the procedure used by dentists to remove some or all of the tooth’s pulp and seal the pulp canal. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth and consists of soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels. The part of the canal inside the crown is called the pulp cavity, while the part corresponding to the root is called the reticular canal and is the one that connects with the maxillary bone.

The endodontic procedure is performed by cleaning the pulp cavity, decontaminating the root canals and then sealing them with a biocompatible material that prevents bacteria from entering.

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