Toothache can present in many different ways; painful when exposed to hot, cold or sweet foods, pain when biting down on food or a dull aching pressure in the jaw. These symptoms may be a sign you require root canal treatment.
A tooth causing any of the above symptoms of pain and/or swelling may be infected and require root canal treatment.
Root treatment is often the preferred choice to save an infected tooth as the only other option is to extract the problematic tooth. Saving a tooth is always the best and most cost-effective option.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Inside each tooth is the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If not removed, your tooth gets infected and there is a risk of losing it. Root canal treatment involves removal of the pulp; the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. A crown is usually placed over the tooth to help make it stronger.