Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal therapy, refers to a set of specialized procedures designed to treat problems of the soft pulp (nerve) tissue inside the tooth.
It’s considered one of the main dental emergencies that relieve the patient of pain and, at the same time, save the tooth. A root canal could be the proper treatment for severe pain in the tooth. We offer same-day treatment for different kinds of pain like sharp shooting pain, throbbing pain, and dull aching pain.
Pulp tissue in the tooth consists of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerve cells, so when there is infection or inflammation of the pulp tissue, you will feel intense pain — this is when root canal treatment will be necessary. If you leave it untreated, it can lead to a dental abscess and in extreme cases can cause issues in other parts of the body. Issues with the tooth’s pulp can be caused by deep tooth decay, untreated dental cavities, or cracked or chipped teeth that allow bacteria to make their way to the center of the tooth and enter the pulp.
A root canal might be needed when there’s an infection or swelling that needs to be treated. New techniques with highly advanced rotary motors make the root canal painless.