When a tooth is badly decayed or infected, the therapy to repair and save the tooth is called root canal therapy. During this procedure, the pulp and the nerve of the tooth are removed, and the inside is cleaned and sealed. If you avoid the treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth can become infected, and an abscess may form.
Signs that you need a root canal treatment
You can feel some distinguished symptoms if you need root canal treatment. These symptoms are as follows.
- Tooth sensitivity to cold and hot specifically.
- Chewing or biting causes sudden and sharp pain.
- Gums become swollen and painful.
- Gums get darkened and show deep decay.
- Your teeth might appear chipped or cracked.
- Pimple can form on your gums.
Removal of pulp
When the pulp of a tooth or the nerve tissue is damaged, it breaks down and gives space to bacteria multiplying within the chamber. Bacteria and decay can cause abscessed tooth and infection. A pus-filled pocket at the root of the tooth is called an abscess. An abscess is formed when the infection is spread way past the tooth up to the ends of the roots. It can cause a lot of issues past the mouth.
Some of these include
- The spread of swelling to the other areas of the head, face, or neck.
- The bone around the tip of the root is lost.
- Drainage problems that extend outward from the roots. A hole is formed in the side of a tooth, and drainage occurs into the gums.
In conclusion, Some might argue that how can you remove a nerve and have no after-effects. However, all dental clinics in Sri Lanka suggest that nerve vitality is not important for a tooth’s function and health once it has emerged from the gums. So nerve and pulp removal will not affect your tooth’s everyday function though they can be less viable and more prone to fracture.
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