Root Canal 

Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp – the soft tissue deep inside the tooth – with a filling. Damage to the pulp can be caused by untreated dental decay, tooth damage due to trauma (such as a fall), tooth grinding (bruxism) or gum disease.

Symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth pulp include unprovoked pain, sensitivity to cold and hot drinks, pain when biting or chewing, and facial swelling.