When a tooth’s pulp and root decays, a root canal is required to save the tooth to avoid extraction. The pulp contains nerves, when this is infected or inflamed it can cause pain or even ‘kill’ the tooth completely so that you have no sensation in that tooth.
Root canals are a crucial treatment to save your teeth and prevent infection spreading to other teeth or into your bloodstream, which can be deadly.
Visiting a dentist regularly is the best way to identify dental issues as they can perform x-rays to see the root of your tooth, however, you may notice symptoms at home that could indicate a root canal is required.
If you notice any of these symptoms, please visit your local dentist at your earliest convenience to set your mind at ease and start the right course of treatment.
Root canals are the best way to save a tooth that may otherwise be extracted, with a success rate of between 78-86%.
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