Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of the tooth. A tooth can become infected when the bacteria that lives in your mouth invades the network of tissue fibres, nerves and blood vessels. This can happen if a tooth is badly decayed or is damaged as a result of trauma.
If left untreated the pulp of the tooth will begin to die, allowing the bacteria to then multiply and spread causing symptoms such as pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. As the infection progresses these symptoms may disappear and you may think the tooth has healed itself when in actual fact the infection is spreading through the root canal system.
You will eventually experience symptoms such as:
It is extremely important that if you are experiencing toothache or any of the above symptoms that you visit a dentist as an infected tooth cannot heal by itself. If you need help, call us on 0115 9733591.
If you would like any further advice about root canal treatment, our team are here to help