the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected.
This can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures
on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth, or a blow
to the tooth. The dentist removes the inflamed or infected
pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the tooth,
then fills and seals the space. Afterwards, a crown or
other restoration is placed on the tooth to protect it
and restore it to full function. Most patients report
that having a root canal treatment today is as easy as
having a cavity filled.
indications of the need for root canal treatment
* Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting.
* Sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
* Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess
(infection) in the bone.