Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment deals with the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth.
If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Signs of pulp damage include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, and tenderness in the nearby gums. Sometimes, there are no symptoms.
What happens during endodontic treatment?
The treatment involves one to three visits, during which the endodontist removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the tooth, then fills and seals the space.
Depending on the extensive of the decay the dentist can suggest placing a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.
Root Canal Treatment is to save your teeth from extraction, so you can keep your natural smile, eat your favorite foods, and maintain your overall health.
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