Root Canal Treatment
Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal treatment is indicated when a cavity on a tooth is too deep to be fixed with a dental filling. This usually happens when the cavity has gone too close to the nerve of the tooth, resulting in pain and discomfort in the tooth.
A tooth may also require root canal treatment due to traumatic injuries such as those incurred from sports, falls, or accidents. These events can lead to the inflammation or infection of the tooth pulp – the core tissue inside a tooth. Without timely intervention, these conditions may escalate to intense pain and eventual tooth loss.