Do I Have the Symptoms of a Future Root Canal Problem?

When all the tissue inside your tooth (pulp chamber) dies, including the nerve, the pain may be acute, even excruciating! Many times the pain goes away temporarily, but the infection does not. And when this occurs, you will need a root canal to treat the infection so that your tooth can be saved. But now you may wonder, “what got me into this situation?”

When decay reaches the pulp chamber, it frequently causes infection. The pulp (nerve) inside the chamber can die from a traumatic blow, recurrent decay, or anytime you have a large filling that breaks down around the edges or margins.