With a range of dental problems affecting people at younger ages, oral health is not something that you should ignore. Often what you think or consider as a minor problem could actually be something more serious according to your dentist. In particular, it has been noted that a lot of people get rotten or decaying teeth these days due to poor food habits, wrong hygiene and brushing. This calls for immediate therapies like root canal treatment. Doing so is not only beneficial for the patient but also helps in preventing the worsening of the situation. Else, your other teeth too can be affected leading to loss of teeth. The root canal process is called endodontic treatment, conducted by the endodontist. Infected areas are removed and the teeth carefully cleaned and disinfected. Then they are filled and restored. Duration of the treatment depends on the intensity of the root canal procedure. For very severely damaged teeth, it may take more than an hour while regular ones could take about only an hour. In some cases, this could be longer and anesthesia is applied before commencing the same. After the root canal treatment is done, you would be able to chew and eat normally. The pain associated with the decaying tooth is also gone. Besides this, you would also prevent the infection from spreading to other areas and thus reduces risks of teeth loss.