What Is A Root Canal?
Inside every tooth is the dental pulp, a sensitive material that consists of nerves and blood vessels. The pulp's primary role is in the tooth's growth, but it also helps detect temperature changes. If your tooth pulp becomes infected, bacteria will develop inside your tooth. This will cause the pulp to become inflamed, causing severe toothache and other painful symptoms.
Root canal treatment removes the infected pulp, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Since the procedure also removes the nerves (contained in the pulp) inside your tooth, your pain and discomfort are relieved.