What is a root canal
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures performed in the United States. A root canal can save your natural teeth and prevent your need for dental implants and dental bridges. Typically, root canals are performed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected.
What is pulp?
Pulp is at the center of your tooth and is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the enamel surrounding your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it can endanger the health of your tooth. Inflamed and infected pulp can be caused by trauma to your tooth, cracks, and deep decay.
Symptoms of Inflammation or Infection
- Visible injury
- Swelling of tooth
- Sensitivity to temperatures
- Pain in tooth and gums