What is Root Canal? And Why it is Needed?
Root canal treatment is also called as “endodontic” it is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth called the ‘pulp’ is infested through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some circumstances your tooth might darken in color, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died or is dying. This would need root canal treatment.
Why it is needed?
If the pulp area called tooth becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may ultimately lead to a swelling. A swelling is a swollen area in which pus gets accumulates and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. The indications of a swelling can range from a dull ache to severe pain, and the tooth may be gentle when you bite. If root canal treatment is not done, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
Will the Tooth be Safe after the Treatment?
Yes. Nevertheless, because a ‘dead’ tooth is more hard, you may need to have a crown to offer extra support and strength to the tooth.