Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is necessary when the inside of the tooth (pulp) and surrounding area becomes infected. This can be as a result of cracking, decay or injury. Root canal treatments can save a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. The treatment involves the pulp of the tooth being removed and the cavity sealed. Consequently, the tooth is restored.
Symptoms associated with the need for a root canal treatment include:
The aim of (RCT root canal treatment) is to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. If RCT is not carried out, the infection may spread and the tooth may need to be extracted.
What happens during your treatment?
Your dentist will:
Depending on the strength of the remaining structure post treatment, the tooth will require either a filling or a crown. Root canal treatment may take multiple visits to your dentist depending on the individual case.