Do you have a severe toothache? Does biting into something cold send sharp shocking pain through your tooth? You just might be in need of root canal treatment. Have you been putting off a visit to get your tooth examined? Many dental patients put off seeing the dentist for a painful tooth because they fear that they’ll be in need of a root canal procedure.
Root canals have an unearned reputation for being one of the most feared dental treatments. The truth is that a visit to your dentist today is far removed from the tales describing dental processes from even just a few short years ago.
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is necessary when the inside of the tooth (pulp) and surrounding area becomes infected. This can be as a result of cracking, decay or injury. Root canal treatments can save a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. The treatment involves the pulp of the tooth being removed and the cavity sealed. Consequently, the tooth is restored.