Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp,
the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The
inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated
dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition,
an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible
chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can
cause pain or lead to an abscess.