Root canal treatment is a procedure that is also known by some as endodontic treatment. Dentists essentially remove dead or infected pulp from the ailing tooth. The root canal system is present within the tooth and is comprised of blood vessels, nerves and other tissue to assist in the development of your teeth. The purpose behind a root canal treatment is to treat the inflammation or infection of the pulp, caused by anything between decay to excessive dental treatments.
The pulp can also be affected as a result of external tooth damage and when ignored, can lead to an abscess. The usual signs that tell you it’s time to get a treatment done are pain, over-sensitivity, and swelling, among others. However, in some cases, there might be zero symptoms until it’s too late and the damage is permanent. It is therefore important to have regular dental checkups done at a reliable dentist’s.
You can still get a cavity or gum disease after a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment does not protect your tooth from other types of damage. With proper care and regular dental visits, the tooth could last as long as your other teeth. Call us today so we can discuss your options and begin treatment!