The goal of root canal treatment is to save the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, treating any infection, and filling the empty canals with an inert material. If root canal treatment is not done, the tooth may have to be extracted.
When is root canal advised?
Severe toothache which is during chewing or during contact with any extreme hot or extreme cold temperature material which is usually tolerated by the mouth.
Constant tooth pain during mastication or chewing.
Darkening of the tooth
Swelling seen in the areas of gums around the tooth.
When tooth needs Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is needed for two main reasons