A root canal therapy is a dental treatment sequence for an infected pulp of a tooth which involves the extraction of the root nerves of the tooth, cleaning, and eliminating the infection. Most often the root canal is done so that you can keep the natural tooth for the functional and cosmetic look.
There are several reasons why a root canal is needed. Any of the following can cause inflammation of the pulp:
Symptoms of tooth pulp damage or disease
Usually, the first sign of tooth decay or damaged pulp is toothache, inflammation, or infection. The symptoms may include:
Sometimes, tooth pulp may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these cases, the problem is usually diagnosed by special tests or x-rays during a dental check-up or treatment for other dental concerns.
How many visits do I need for a Root Canal Treatment?
You may need more than one visit to complete the Root Canal treatment, depending on the difficulty and extent of infection. Root Canal Treatment has four main aims: removing the active decay and infection, shaping the canals, filling the canals, and making the tooth functional again.
If a tooth pulp infection is not treated, complications may occur:
After the treatment
There are some suggestions for aftercare. If you experience any pain beyond what seems normal for the treatment. Please visit immediately to the Dental Clinic.