Root Canal Treatment in Plymouth Meeting
Endodontics (root canal treatment, or RCT) is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is a tissue inside the tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves and soft tissue. If the inflamed pulp is not removed, the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth can become infected and an abscess can form, resulting in pain and swelling. Even if there is no pain, certain substances released by bacteria can damage the bone that anchors the tooth to the jaw.
Root canal treatment is essentially a debridement procedure to remove microorganisms and their end products, debris, and potential substrate from the root canal.
Endotherapy has a high rate of success and good long-term prognosis. With modern techniques and anesthetics, patients reported that they have remained pain free during the procedure.