Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth grow and develop.
Common symptoms of a root canal infection
- Sharp, acute and intense pasin
- Sharp pain when biting
- Lingering pain after eating hot or cold food
- Dull ache and pressure
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums