Root canal treatment or endodontic treatment is necessary when the part within the tooth, known as the pulp, housing the blood vessels, nerves and living connective tissues, become infected or inflamed.
The root canal procedure is performed to save a damaged or badly infected tooth, instead of extracting it.
The most common causes of tooth damage or infection are, cavities occurring due to plaque accumulation, cracked or broken tooth due to any accidents or trauma, gum diseases, and repeated dental treatment to a particular tooth. These issues can cause pulp inflammation, infection and damage the pulp irreversibly.
The person will at times experience excruciating pain. The pain may subside when the pulp dies, but very often returns as the infection spreads. It is advisable to see a dentist immediately if you experience a toothache or gum pain.
When dentist tell people that they need a root canal treatment, they usually think about pain. No Root Canal treatment is not painful, always. However, the pain you feel is because of an infection in the tooth not because of root canal treatment.
A root canal treatment is done to get rid of the pain. Before the procedure is done, the tooth and the surrounding area is numbed to prevent the sensation of pain. You may experience very little tooth pain and sensitivity after a root canal procedure. If all the nerves are removed completely and canal are shaped well.
The patient will not feel much pain after procedure. Patient may feel discomfort while biting on the tooth for few days. To avoid tooth pain and to maintain your crown follow a regular oral care routine. Now a days with advance tools in dentistry like rotary machine and automatic canal measuring device has made root canal treatment easy for dentist and comfortable for patients.