Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is very common and can help you retain a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. You may need to receive a root canal if an untreated cavity has reached its way into the pulp in the center of a tooth.
Once the pulp of your tooth has become infected or damaged, it will begin to eat away at the bones surrounding the tooth. This issue will need to be professionally treated, and will not heal on its own. If you believe you have an infection in the tooth, it’s vital that you seek dental help immediately. If left untreated, the infection can become painful and dangerous.
Symptoms of infection in the pulp of the tooth include:
Once an infection has been found, a root canal procedure will be performed. During this procedure, the infected tooth pulp will be removed and the canals of the tooth will be disinfected to prevent further infection. It’s usually recommended that a crown is placed over top of the tooth to help protect and a restore the tooth after the root canal has been performed.
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