Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments)
Root Canal Treatments
Through endodontic therapy, your doctor removes infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth. Once this tissue (the pulp) is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, filled and sealed.
Trauma to Teeth
The most common cause is severe tooth decay or a fracture that exposes the pulp to bacteria that may cause infection. Other causes include traumatic injury, such as a blow to the tooth, a cracked or loose filling, or repeated fillings in a tooth. Sometimes periodontal, or gum disease can be the cause of the problem.