Rootcanal treatment can be necessary if decay or a cavity has been allowed to extend into the pulp chamber causing inflammation or pulpal death, or if the tooth has died as a result of trauma in injury.
Once the central pulp has begun to die, it is no longer protected by the immune system because it has no blood supply. This can result in a future infection causing either an abscess, toothache or both, along with tooth discolouration.
Conventional Rootcanal Treatment
This treatment involves the removal of the nerve and pulp from the centre of the tooth.
Occasionally inflammation may persist around the apex of a tooth and the area my need to be cleared surgically and the root tip removed.