A root canal is a major restorative dental procedure to remove the infected inner part of a tooth to eliminate pain and further decay. Removing the injured or infected pulp is the best way to preserve the tooth. The pulp contains the nerves and the blood supply for your tooth, and infections in the pulp are extremely painful.
Dentists do root canals to save the tooth, they use local anesthetic, topical antibiotics, and possibly oral antibiotics to prevent infection.
The primary risk of a root canal is further infection after the procedure. An abscess will develop at the root of the tooth if some of the infected material or any bacteria is left behind, or if the topical antibiotics are not effective. Some patients would rather have the tooth removed than endure the root canal process and risk potential further infection and pain.
If you have ever had an abscessed tooth or know someone who has, you know it is extremely painful and something you want to avoid.
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