Root canal treatment may be needed to save your tooth when the pulp inside becomes inflamed or infected. The tooth exterior usually protects this pulp of nerve fibres and blood vessels, but there are still many situations that can lead to it becoming damaged, including:
- Deep decay
- Extensive dental work
- Tooth trauma or cracking
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Extreme long-term wear and tear
Root canal treatment aims to remove the inflamed or infected pulp, clean the root canals, and then seal them so they won’t suffer from re-infection. Treatments are usually performed over several appointments to allow time for anti-bacterial dressings to clean the canals.
If you require root canal treatment, you’re in great hands with the team at Floss Family Dental. Simply contact us today if you’d like to discuss it further or schedule an appointment.