Root canal treatment is needed when the dental pulp has been damaged. There are many reasons that cause the damage in the dental pulp, such as caries, fracture tooth, cracked tooth, trauma.
Tooth mays exhibit intermittent or spontaneous pain . The pain may be sharp or dull, localized or referred and the periapical lesion might be seen in the x-ray. In some cases like necrotic pulp, the tooth might exhibit no sign or symptoms.
In some particular cases when the crown or bridge need to be done on vital tooth. The tooth might need intentional root canal treatment.
Steps in root canal therapy including: complete removal of the pulp and total cleaning and shaping of the root canal system. These might be single-visit endodontic treatment or multiple-visit endodontic treatment depends on pathology of the tooth. The temporary fillings will be placed during the multiple visit until the root canal treatment process is finish which the permanent restoration will be placed A permanent restoration (composite filling, or crown) is critical to the success of root canal treatment because it helps to prevent bacterial contamination and tooth fracture.
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