If your tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected by decay, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth.
Inside your tooth’s hard, outer shell is a nourishing pulp of blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves. The root canals, which contain the pulp, extend to the bone.
Deep tooth decay, or an injury can cause serious damage and infection to the pulp’s nerves and vessels. Root canal, or endodontic treatment cleans out the infected pulp chamber and repairs the damage.
Some indications you may need a root canal are:
A) Spontaneous or throbbing pain while biting
B) Sensitivity to hot or cold foods.
C) Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess or infection in the bone.