Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp tissue from your tooth. When bacteria enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, your tooth can become abscessed /infected. An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems.
A root canal is a treatment to remove the infection and dead tissue in the pulp chamber and roots of the tooth. This procedure will heal and save the infected tooth. After a root canal treatment, your tooth will be restored to look, feel and work as much like a natural tooth as possible.