The main reason why a an endodontic therapy or more commonly known as root canal therapy is being conducted is to relieve a patient of any pain that he or she may be experiencing. When gums accumulate a lot of cavity and infections start to spread to the core of the teeth, it will become inflamed and will cause a person intense pain from it. And once it encroaches to the pulp area of the teeth, it will eventually die. A patient undergoing root canal therapy has the crown of his or her tooth emptied followed by the removal of the decaying or infected pulp from the core of the tooth.
The next procedure would be to fill the empty space inside the tooth with filling material though there are occasions wherein a dentist may have difficulty dealing with the patient’s case. The reason behind such cases are often because the dentist is having a hard time accessing the other part of the patient’s root canals, primarily because of the severity of the damage inside the tooth. In such cases, the dentist is then forced to extract the teeth. On the other hand, if the therapy is successful, the tooth in question will still have its vascular endings and the dead nerve of the tooth isolated. Because of this, the tooth will still remain sensitive and free of infection and plus, the therapy is often painless thanks to anesthesia and other methods which makes the experience more pleasant for the patient.