When is a Root Canal Treatment required ?
• A tooth requires Root Canal Treatment when it is decayed and the decay has progressed so deep that it has reached the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. Generally, a patient requiring root canal treatment presents with severe toothache which may or may not be associated with a swelling.
• The pain may be so severe that many patients complain that they could not sleep all night due to the pain.
• Root canal treatment is followed by placement of a dental crown (cap) for the tooth to protect it.