Root Canal Treatment, also called Endodontic Treatment, is a very common Dental Procedure that removes damaged nerve from within the tooth allowing the dentist to save the tooth. Basically, root canals are when the inside of the tooth is cleaned, filled and sealed permanently to avoid infection.
The warning signs that all is not well start early but often tend to be ignored. Tenderness and pain within the infected tooth can all be signs that there is the underlying infection and that an abscess may be forming.
Most people associate having a root canal with a lot of pain and discomfort. However, with modern technology and the use of anesthetics, root canals if done properly are quick, safe, typically pain-free, and an excellent way to help save the natural tooth.
Dentists who specialize in root canals are called Endodontists.