Usually referred to as a root canal, an endodontic treatment is performed to:
- Relieve pain and inflammation caused by an infection
- Preserve the appearance and chewing function of a tooth
- Avoid losing the tooth altogether
A root canal is actually the anatomic space located within the root of a tooth that contains a soft tissue called dental pulp. The treatment itself consists in removing the infected, deteriorated or necrotic pulp from the infected tooth. Ignoring symptoms or neglecting to seek prompt treatment in the presence of pain or an abscess can result in serious repercussions. Rest assured that various techniques are now used in order to perform endodontic treatments quickly and painlessly.
Your dentist will provide you with detailed information on the subject of root canals in the event that such a treatment becomes necessary.