The term "root canal" is often referred to the dental procedure
"root canal therapy" or RCT .
Acid formed by bacteria in the mouth can cause tooth decay over time. If decay reaches far enough, a root canal may be necessary.
The space inside the tooth from the center, known as the pulp chamber, travelling down the length of the root to the tip or apex is called a canal; more specifically a root canal. Human teeth may have 1 to 4 root canals depending on the anatomy of the tooth. Molars may have 2 to 4 canals, premolars may have 1 to 2 canals, cuspids may have 1 to 2 canals, and finally incisors generally have 1 canal. Extra canals may branch out from the main canal, called accessory canals. The anatomy and morphology of the root canal within each tooth may vary significantly.
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