e all do our very best to take care of our teeth by daily brushing and flossing. Daily brushing and flossing can help fight against cavities and other dental problems. However, sometimes despite taking proper care of our teeth, a cavity can occur.
If a cavity is left untreated, which can cause deep infection and damage, root canal therapy may be required. If a tooth is infected this means that the infection has spread to the pulp of the tooth. This is not only painful but can cause other health issues.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, inflammation or if your tooth is cracked, you may require root canal therapy. Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged pulp, removing any debris or infection and then filling and sealing the tooth.
Before undergoing root canal therapy, your dentist will examine the affected tooth to determine the best course of action.