Root canals are tiny channels that make their way up the root into the crown of the tooth. These canals join in the crown of the tooth and form what is known the “Pulp Chamber”. These canals and Pulp Chamber space contain nervous, vascular and other tissues that nourish the tooth. If this space becomes infected or damaged it often results in a Tooth Ache: Normally defined by aching, cold/hot sensitivity, chewing sensitivity and radiating pain.
A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity. Inside the tooth a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess.
Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success. A Root Canal involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extracting it.