What is Root Canal Therapy?
When a tooth dies with/without pain due to decay, trauma or age, the immunity is lost leaving the space left within susceptible to infection. Because the jawbone retains the tooth infection. Harmful bacteria can leak out and cause infection.
Root canal therapy removes the dead tissue and bacteria from within the tooth, leaving the tooth and the jaw healthy.
As such some goals of successful root canal therapy are:
- Relief of pain from diying nerve tissue or abscess
- Conservative location and disinfection of the root system
- Prevent further infection by effectively sealing the root system
- Faciliate long term restoration
Just because it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t always mean it was done properly.