Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is needed in order to maintain the original tooth by repairing or saving a badly broken or infected tooth. When the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp is damaged, it must be removed in order to prevent the surrounding tissue to become infected. Hence, the root canal treatment is performed for the inside of the tooth to be carefully cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. These processes can be done in one or two visits.
After root canal treatment is completed, the Endodontist will usually suggest covering the tooth with a crown to protect and strengthen the problematic tooth.
The common signs of root canal problem that you can notice yourself :
Toothache or acute pain.
Tooth color becomes darker.
Sensitive feel when touching or pressuring when biting.
Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures lasts long.
Gum swelling or tenderness