The phrase "Root Canal Therapy" is often met with fear of pain. This is simply not the case, Root Canal Therapy is a fantastic treatment that is used to relieve the pain brought on by a dying or abscessed tooth.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of the tooth has been exposed or irreversibly damaged, usually through decay, fracture or a very deep filling. Tooth decay is often not painful until it has reached the nerve, at which point a continuous pain is usually felt, until it is treated by your dentist through extraction or root canal therapy.
Unlike what most people think, root canal treatment itself is not painful at all, it just takes a bit of time to complete. The internal chamber of the tooth is cleaned, shaped and sealed to remove any bacteria and prevent any reinfection.
Root canal therapy is a very successful treatment that is more successful the earlier it is started, so if you are in pain, please get in touch ASAP.
After a root canal treatment, a crown is necessary to add strength, seal and protect the tooth as root canal treated teeth are more likely to fracture.