When your tooth is fractured due to severe decay or injury, the internal nerve is exposed to bacteria, which promptly leads to an infection. This, in turn, may cause an extremely painful condition known as an abscess.
Your front teeth are most at risk of traumatic injury, particularly if you actively participate in contact sports without the protection of a dentist-recommended mouth guard. Your back teeth, on the other hand, are most susceptible to decay due to their being more difficult to clean. In both cases, the ideal solution for not only relieving your pain but also preventing a tooth extraction is to undergo a root canal treatment.
What is a Root Canal?
When a tooth gets infected because bacteria is present in a deep cavity and it enters the nerve, the result is a very painful condition known as an abscess. A root canal is a treatment used to clean out an infected tooth and save it from being extracted.
At times injury or fracture of a tooth may also require a root canal especially if the fracture results in the nerve being exposed to bacteria in the mouth. Front teeth are most susceptible to traumatic injury especially when participating in contact sports without the use of a proper mouth guard. Contrary to what many people think, most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure.
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