A root canal is what is colloquially known as “killing the nerve.” One of the cases in which the patient will undergo a root canal is when the tissue damaged by caries is so extensive that it has reached the nerve of the tooth and, consequently, it’s inflamed. This provokes, in many cases, intense pain. When this happens, we do an endodontic treatment, that is, we kill the vitality of the tooth.

Depending on the level of affection, if the patient is an adult or a child or if the piece already had a previous endodontic treatment, the most appropriate treatment will be done: endodontics, re-endodontics, pulpectomy, pulpotomy or apicoectomy.