A root canal therapy is a safe and straightforward treatment that relieves pain and saves your natural teeth. An Endodontist, also called a root canal specialist, will remove the infected pulp inside your tooth, clean and disinfect the root canals and place a filling to seal the space.
There are a number of reasons that may require a root canal treatment – deep decay, faulty crown, crack or injury to the tooth and repeated dental procedures done on the tooth. These issues can damage the nerve tissues inside the tooth and could trigger the onset of infection. If the infection or inflammation is neglected, it can cause severe pain, sensitivity, bad breath, discoloration and even tooth abscess.
Endodontists receive two to three years of specialized training and education beyond dental school, making them dental experts in all kinds of root canal treatments. If you feel tooth pain or sensitivity or if you suffer from dental trauma as a result of an accident or sports injury, it might be time to see a root canal specialist.
There are times when your teeth may need additional care. Whenever possible, you should always consider treatments that can save your natural teeth. By saving your tooth, you maintain the natural structure of your mouth and jaws which allows you to speak clearly and chew normally.