Root Canal Treatment
|When the soft tissue (mostly nerves and blood vessels) inside a tooth becomes damaged, this tissue often has to be removed. We call this procedure a root canal treatment. There is a tremendous amount of misinformation about root canal treatment. The following should answer many of your questions, but please don’t hesitate to ask your dentist if you still have questions after reviewing the notes below.
Why do I need root canal treatment?
We also see cases where the tissue inside has died and started to rot, leading to an infection or abscess. Again, we have to remove the dead tissue so your body can heal.
Other less common scenarios include doing root canal therapy to provide a space for a restorative post or to shorten a tooth, or when the pulp is eating away the inside of the tooth.
What is the procedure?
Does it hurt? I’ve heard people say this.
Do I need a crown on a tooth after it has had root canal treatment?
What is an endodontist?
Are there alternatives to root canal therapy?