Root canal therapy is a type of dental treatment that involves removing the pulp of your tooth in order to preserve and save a damaged tooth. The pulp is the soft material inside your tooth, which contains the blood vessels and nerves.
When are Root Canals Performed?
Root canals become necessary when the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed, infected, or diseased. The most common identifiers that a root canal may be necessary include things like: pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, severe headaches, little “bump” on your gum and pain from eating, drinking, or pressure on the tooth.
Many different things can cause this: