Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft tissue inside your teeth (pulp) becomes inflamed or diseased. The treatment includes the removal of the diseased pulp followed by the cleaning and sealing of the pulp chamber and the root canal/s. If the infected pulp is not treated, pain and swelling may result and the tooth may have to be removed.
Root canals are often the result of:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated Dental Procedures
- A Cracked or Broken Tooth
- Injury to the Tooth (even without a visible crack or chip)
One of the challenges of root canal therapy is the ability to see the root. This is where we will say something about the CBCT.
With continued oral care your restored tooth could last a lifetime. But just like your other teeth, this tooth is at risk for cavities and/or gum disease, so regular check-ups are vital.
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort and best of all, it can save your tooth as well as your smile. Three out of every four adults have some form of this disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. In most cases, periodontal disease does not cause any pain and goes unnoticed. However, early detection and treatment are extremely important.