Root Canal Treatment or RCT is known as Endodontic treatment. It is a dental procedure to treat illness occurring at the soft central core of the tooth, called ‘Dental pulp’.
In RCT, the infected tooth pulp is removed and the infected inside areas are sealed and filled. It prevents the further infection of pulp which saves the tooth
Why is it needed?
Usually, RCT is done to treat tooth infection known as ‘pulpits’, and prevent further tooth decay. Conditions for RCT are:
- Severe toothache while biting or chewing
- The sensitivity of tooth to cold and heat
- Discoloration and swelling near the tooth
- Broken tooth
- X-ray shows infected tooth