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- Darween F.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure in which the nerve tissue, blood vessels and cellular pulp in an infected tooth canal are removed, the canal is flushed out, and the tooth is filled with a special cement. The treatment can become necessary when a tooth is threatened due to infection, decay or cracking. A root canal treatment can save the tooth and also prevent it from future infection.
There are various dental symptoms for which root canal treatment may be a safe and practical solution. These include moderate to severe pain when chewing or biting down on a tooth, as well as sensitivity to heat or cold. Also, a toothache that is severe enough to keep you up at night can be another reason to ask your dentist if you might benefit from a root canal treatment.
Is it painful?
Though "root canals" have become known as stereotypically painful procedures, modern root canal treatment is actually virtually painless with the use of a local anesthetic. After a treatment, medication can also be prescribed by the doctor to control pain.