In cases where tooth decay progresses to involve the dental pulp and nerve of the tooth, it results in an infection at the tip of the tooth root causing pain and sometimes swelling or the tooth may feel loose. In such cases, in order to save the tooth, a root canal treatment must be done. Sometimes, there may no symptoms if the infection is present for a long time.
When is Root Canal Treatment advised?
A toothache during chewing or during contact with any extreme hot or extreme cold which is usually tolerated
Constant tooth pain during chewing
Change in color/Darkening of the tooth
Fracture of the tooth due to trauma
Swelling seen in the areas of gums around the tooth