A root canal is a procedure to salvage a tooth that has been seriously decayed or injured. The damaged tooth's pulp is removed during the surgery, cleaned and sterilized, and then filled and sealed. A broken tooth, a deep cavity, several dental procedures on the tooth, or trauma are the typical causes impacting the pulp. Cleaning the canals inside the tooth's root gave rise to the name "root canal."
The most frequent reasons for pulp damage or death include:
If the diseased or dead pulp is not treated, pus may collect at the root tip of the jawbone and develop into an abscess. An abscess can damage the tooth's supporting bone and hurt.
Consult your dentist if you believe you require a root canal. Several steps take place over the course of a few office visits.