Root Canal treatment
When the patient ignores the carries/decay and delays the fillings, the tooth decay can reach the pulp of the tooth and cause infection. In this condition, a simple filling cannot solve the issue; root canal treatment must be performed. In root canal treatment, the infected pulp is removed along with decayed tooth structure; root canals are disinfected and filled with a material. In most cases, regular dental checkups can solve the tooth decay at an early stage without root canal treatment.
In case of trauma to any tooth, root pulp can be infected, and the root canal will be required.
Symptoms of the infection in the root pulp:
Sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet.
Pain in the tooth.
Abscess formation which would be visible in the oral cavity in the area where roots are present.
Pain on biting on anything.
Certain times there are no symptoms at all.