Root Canal Treatment is when the nerve inside a tooth becomes infected, most commonly but not always causing pain, requiring the removal of the nerve in order to save the tooth.
This is usually carried out over a few appointments to allow the infection to completely resolve.
Signs and symptoms that a tooth may require root canal treatment include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks
- Spontaneous pain, often worse at night
- Swelling of the gum or facial tissues around the tooth
- Presence of pus around the tooth
- Pain when pressure is applied to the tooth or when chewing