When Would a Root Canal Be Recommended?
Several factors can cause damage in the teeth, and the pulpy portion of the teeth can become affected too. There are a number of different situations in which your dentist will recommend a root canal such as:
- You have excruciating pain in your tooth.
- If you experience sensitivity to cold and heat even when the stimuli are taken away from it.
- Your tooth has developed a severe abscess that is now affecting the pulp. In situations such as this, a pus pocket may form at the root end which can be very harmful.
- Trauma to the teeth.
- Deep cavities.
- Teeth fractures.
These are the different situations in which a root canal may be the best solution for you. At one point in time tooth extraction was the only solution in these types of problems. However, a root canal treatment now makes it possible to save the tooth and maintain the health and alignment of adjacent teeth as well.
In this procedure, the infected pulp will be removed. The chamber that held the pulp, as well as the canals leading to it, would be filled with a special dental material with a medicinal base, and then sealed. This prevents bacteria from entering into the mouth. The treated tooth will then be protected using a dental crown.