Retaining natural teeth is considered the best solution from a dental perspective and prevents the need for replacement teeth, which can be time-consuming, painful and costly. However, in some instances when the damage is intense, the only way to save your tooth is to perform root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) fixes problems with a tooth’s soft core or ‘dental pulp’. Usually happens from infection caused by deep decay or a large filling. RCT is also recommended recourse for advanced gum disease, physical trauma or indirect result of a tooth-fracture resulting in bacterial infection. Some teeth grinding problems have also been solved by RCT.