Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a common dental procedure that is used to save a tooth that has become infected or damaged. The procedure involves removing the infected or damaged tissue from inside the tooth, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing the space to prevent further infection.
Do you have pain?
There are several reasons why you may need root canal treatment:
Deep cavities: If a cavity is left untreated, it can reach the pulp of the tooth and cause an infection.
Trauma: A physical injury to the tooth, such as a crack or a chip, can damage the pulp and lead to an infection.
Repeated dental procedures: If a tooth has had multiple fillings or other procedures, the pulp may become damaged and infected.
Gum disease: Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause the pulp to become infected and lead to the need for a root canal.
Abscesses: An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms at the end of the root of a tooth. It can be caused by an infection or injury and can lead to the need for a root canal.
It is important to see a dentist if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, as untreated infections or damage to the pulp of the tooth can lead to more serious issues such as tooth loss or spread of infection. A root canal can help to save the tooth and prevent further complications.