Root Canal Treatment

Spotting The Signs Of Root Canal Problems

Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been extracted. Beneath the hard, white enamel layer, is a soft tissus called the pulp which contains blood vessel and nerves and extends from the crown to the root(s). Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp from the tooth if it gets inflamed or infected. The pulp can get inflamed or infected due to either deep decay, an extensive filling or restoration, a cracked or fractured tooth due to trauma, or excessive tooth wear. Signs of pulp damage include pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold, discolouration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of the gums or a bad taste in the mouth. It can sometimes have no symptoms are all, but if left untreated is can cause pain and swelling.