root canal therapy
To save a tooth from possible extraction, Root Canal Treatment (RCT) can be taken into consideration –Root Canal Treatment in some cases is an alternative to needing a tooth extracted due to the root of the tooth becoming infected. Problems can occur with biting, chewing and your general oral health when unnecessary extraction of a tooth occurs. Root Canal Treatment helps prevent the loss of important teeth that allow for proper articulation.
Generally, a root canal treatment will get you out of pain after just the first visit! Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a filling or crown for protection.
Typically, RCT is needed on a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay, disease or injury. At times when the tooth becomes infected, this can cause an abscess (infection of the root) – these can be quite painful and can be caused by (but not limited to) the following:
· Breakdown of a filling or crown
· A deep cavity
· Gum Disease
· Crack or chip in the tooth
· Extreme wear
· Extensive dental work on the tooth (Filled multiple times)