Root canal treatment, also known as nerve treatment, serves to eliminate pain and swelling caused by a badly infected tooth.
The first step involves removing the infected tissues within the tooth, after which the canals would be cleaned and shaped. The last step is where the canals are sealed and either a crown or other restoration is placed to protect and restore the tooth to its full function.
Root Canal Treatment
Millions of teeth are saved each year through root canal treatment, which would otherwise have been extracted.
3 reasons why you will need root canal treatment:
When the decay has gotten very deep and caused an infection of the pulp tissues within the tooth
Trauma to the tooth which disrupted the blood and nerve supply to the tooth
Cracked teeth that have cracks that extend deeply into the tooth