Root canal treatment is applied to a tooth that has either severely decayed or is infected. The purpose of the treatment is to prevent further decay of the tooth and avoid tooth extraction. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal treatment is the process of removing the infected, injured, or dead pulp from the tooth. The pulp comprises of nerves and blood vessels which become infected and therefore need to be removed. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. Tooth abscess usually occurs when the bacteria (germs) enter the tooth through deep cavities, cracks, or flawed fillings. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp. Infected pulp needs immediate treatment. An abscessed tooth may cause severe pain and/or swelling. An untreated abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems.
Signs you need a Root Canal Treatment
- Spontaneous pain with no specific trigger.
- A tooth develops sensitivity to hot or cold where the sharp stabbing pain persists for a long time.
- Pain experienced while chewing or when pressure is applied to the area.
- Long-lasting, throbbing pain that can become worse.
- A small, pimple-like bump on the gums around the area of pain.
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth.
- Tenderness or swelling in the gums around the area of pain.
- Draining pus from an infected tooth
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