The term “root canal” is referred to find out the natural cavity within the tooth where the soft region called pulp or pulp chamber is established. The nerves of the tooth that work to sensory can also be located within the root canal.
The pulp gets infected even after dental procedures, fillings, cracked or broken teeth, or even infected simply due to tooth decay. Here, the pulp tissues and stress die, leading to severe infection when germs start to increase and therefore has to be taken away.
If not treated properly, the nearby tissues might even be infected, which will end in extreme troubles. They can be tooth abscess, bone loss near the tip of the root; swelling might extend to the face, neck, or head, and hole at the surface of the teeth, which might result in drainage difficulty into the gums, cheek, or skin.
However, different from the old days when a tooth had to be taken away when it turns infected, there is a unique process these days known as Root Canal or even endodontic treatment where one can easily save a tooth from extraction.
The Root Canal includes repairing and saving the poorly infected tooth by removing the pulp and nerves and then keeping it by cleaning and sealing the tooth. After that, a crown is placed over the treated tooth to turn it stronger.
If you save a natural tooth, it can bring lots of benefits, which include no need to wear artificial tooth/teeth, professional chewing, stops jaw problems, and save other teeth from too much wear and damage.