Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a dental procedure involving the removal of the soft centre of the tooth, the pulp. It is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. While performing the root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy also protects the tooth from future infections.
What Causes Root Canal?
- When a tooth is not properly cleaned it allows bacteria to seep into the root of the tooth infecting the pulp causing root canal infection.
2. Teeth grinding can cause fissures in a tooth which expose the pulp to bacteria which causes root canal infection.
How Do You Know If You Need a Root Canal?
Symptoms of root canal:
1. Continous pain: Continous tooth pain is one of the signs that we may need a root canal. The pain can be felt deep inside the bone of the tooth.
2. Sensitivity: When your tooth gets hurt while eating or drinking hot or cold, it is the indication that the blood vessels and nerves in your tooth are infected.
3. Swollen gums: Swollen gums near the painful tooth can be a sign of an issue which requires a root canal. Sometimes it may be tender when you touch it, or it may not be painful to the touch.