Root canal treatment is the most widely used method of resection of the diseased, pain-causing pulp to restore dental function and shape.
Root canal treatment, also known as Endodontics, removes the affected pulp before it causes further damage to the bone or tissues surrounding the tooth. This is often described after the patient has experienced pain that begins on its own without stimulation and lasts for a long time, and may not disappear even with a pain reliever. Severe inflammations usually require antibiotics. Your dentist will prescribe medication before performing root canal treatment.
Now, you might think that if medication could eliminate the pain why is a root canal still needed? Well, the medicine will relieve pain but not eliminate the infected pulp and bacteria, which is why the root canal treatment is necessary. Nerve damage can cause problems in the future so it is recommended that you get root canal treatment to preserve the tooth.