(PULP And Root Canal Treatments)
Why may root canal treatment be required?
In some situations, the nerve of the tooth has been infected, starts dying or is non-vital.
This may or may not demonstrate as pain depending on the onset of infection.
Reasons which can lead to a non-vital nerve:
- Decay reaching the nerve pulp
- Deep fillings in a tooth
- Fractured or cracked tooth
- Mechanical or thermal trauma to a tooth
The purpose of root canal therapy is to save the tooth, prevent further spread of abscesses and minimise re-infection.