Nothing feels or functions as good as a natural tooth! Sometimes your natural tooth may need a Root Canal Treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth.
When is a Root Canal Treatment (RCT) needed?
To understand when RCT is needed, it is important to have some basic idea about the tooth.
A tooth has 3 layers- enamel (outermost), Dentin and Pulp (innermost). The pulp contains vital blood vessels and nerves and is located in the central portion of the tooth. RCT is needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, infected or dies. It becomes infected when bacteria invade it through decay, crack, fracture or traumatic injury. If left untreated it can travel through the roots of the teeth and cause a painful abscess which results in bone destruction.