Root canal treatment or endodontics involves removing infected tissue from your tooth, cleaning the root canal and then filling it to prevent further damage or infection. The treatment will vary depending on your individual needs, symptoms, medical history and any previous treatment you may had on your teeth.
Severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity of the tooth, tooth discoloration, gum swelling, recurrent “pimples” on gum are signs that you might need a root canal treatment. Benefits of root canal include:
- Root canal treatment is not hurtful as it’s done under local anesthesia.
- Root canal treatment can save your tooth from having to be taken out.
- Root canal treatment saves your surrounding teeth from infection as well