Root canal therapy is intended to save a tooth which is badly decayed or becomes infected. Root canal is the space within the root of the tooth that consists of the pulp tissue. Infection in the pulp tissue further leads to bone loss in the area near the root. If any infection, tooth decay or cracking is present within or below the tooth, to cure the infection and save the tooth, the dentist removes the infected pulp from the pulp chamber along with other debris present within the root canal and then fills the pulp space with a material thereby sealing it. This procedure is known as root canal therapy.
Usual Symptoms requiring a Root Canal Treatment:
- Intense tooth pain, especially when chewing,
- Pain aggravates while you lie down and reduces when you sit up,
- Pain stays for a long time after consuming cold drinks or cold food,
- Swelling and constant pain around the tooth,
- Tooth pain connected to head, neck and ears.