Root canal treatment benefits patients by preserving the natural tooth structure, preventing tooth loss and unsightly gaps between teeth.
When is Root Canal Treatment needed?
Inner tooth pulp, sometimes referred to as “the nerve”, is at risk of becoming inflamed and infected due to:
- Tooth decay.
- Deep or large teeth fillings.
- Over-filled teeth.
- Crown or filling leakage.
- Dental trauma caused by accidents or injuries.
- Tooth fractures, cracks or breaks.
The inner tooth pulp cells may die and infection can spread through the root canals.
To prevent such pulp inflammation and remove infection, root canal treatment, filling and sealing is necessary.
If left untreated nerve damage may occur, resulting in tooth and bone loss.