Root canal treatment
root canal therapy. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best that the tooth is fitted with crown this increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.
The standard filling material is gutta-percha, a natural thermoplasticpolymer of isoprene, which is melted and injected to fill the root canal passages. Barium is added to the isoprene so the material will be opaque to X-rays, allowing verification afterwards that the passages have been properly completely filled in, without voids.