Root Canal Therapy
Our teeth have a soft core called dental pulp. The dental pulp extends from the visible part of your tooth – the crown – to the tip of your tooth’s root in the jawbone. Our teeth’s pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. So when a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria will be able to enter the pulp and if left untreated, infection occurs and causes tooth pain. Serious infection in the form of a tooth abscess will happen if a cracked or damaged tooth is left untreated. This will lead to pulp death, bone loss and loss of the tooth itself. The signs and symptoms you should watch out for is swelling around your face and neck, a hole in your tooth, toothache or tooth pain, gum swelling, and temperature sensitivity. A root canal treatment is recommended to help prevent infection and tooth pain.