Root canal therapy is required usually to prevent loss of a tooth due to abscess formation or inflammation of the soft tissue of the tooth known as the nerve or pulp. Root canal treatment is often required for teeth that have been subjected to multiple fillings, deep decay, trauma and fractures.
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Details on root canal treatment
Common symptoms of teeth that require root canal treatment include: spontaneous pain, pain that keeps you up at night, severe sensitivity to hot/cold, pain on biting, tooth discoloration and swelling associated with the tooth
The dental practitioner will take X-rays and perform vitality testing to confirm whether a tooth definitely requires root canal treatment. There is also the possibility of referred pain which means pain is felt in an area that is not where the infection is present. The practitioner will be able to solve this problem,
This will differ from patient to patient. It is also based on the amount of infection present and calcification (blocked) canals.
All root canal treated teeth require a crown or cap to be placed. In some instances, a post may be required particularly if there is little tooth structure left.