Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the tip of the root.
Many tooth problems include infections that can spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also effect the pulp, leading to similar problems.
A diseased inner tooth may include a host of symptoms. Pain and sensitivity are often the first signs of a problem. If the infection is not addressed, it can spread and can cause small pockets of pus to develop, leading to an abscess.