What is a root canal?
When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or becomes swollen, causing pain or abscesses, it’s necessary to treat its root in order to solve the problem and prevent tooth loss. This treatment is called endodontic or root canal treatment. It is a fairly simple procedure that will save the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
The main objective of this procedure will be to extract the pulp of the tooth in case it is damaged or infected. If the tooth’s pulp is infected it can cause a lot of pain and form abscesses at the end of the root, which can cause severe damage to the jaw bone. Therefore, it will be necessary to solve the infection as soon as possible to avoid major consequences.