“A root canal is a treatment used to remove the nerve of the tooth which has become infected.”
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal is a treatment used to save a tooth which is badly decayed or damaged and its nerve supply becomes infected. Infection can spread through the root canal system of the tooth and can eventually lead to an abscess. Once a tooth’s pulp is destroyed, it cannot heal and the only alternative to a root canal treatment is an extraction. The aim of root canal treatment is to remove all the infected nerves and debris from the tooth.
- Swelling/tenderness of the gum
- Facial swelling
- Pain and pressure when chewing / biting
- Pain and sensitivity to hot and cold
- Throbbing pain/discomfort of the tooth
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
A root canal can help remove infection and save the tooth without requiring an extraction.
A root canal and the proceeding filling is usually much cheaper than completely replacing the tooth with an implant or bridge.
After a root canal, you can say goodbye to the toothache you have been suffering from in agony for weeks or months earlier.