Root Canal treatment is the process of removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue from within the tooth cleaning and disinfecting and then filling and sealing it. The pulp commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth is a soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue.
A root canal becomes necessary when a tooth undergo decay, crack, traumatic dental injury etc. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth's root.
Some signs that determines one requires a root canal treatment are :
- Pain while biting or pressing tooth
- Sensitivity to hold or cold substances
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.The restored tooth can last up to lifetime if you take a good care of it.