This can be triggered by trauma, deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or a crack or chip in the tooth.
During endodontic treatment the pulp inside the tooth is carefully removed and the tooth is then cleaned and disinfected thoroughly, to prevent further infection, before being filled and sealed.
Afterwards the tooth is usually restored with a crown or filling and it will continue to function like any other tooth.
Proper dental care includes regular brushing and flossing, proper diet and periodic dental check-ups.
Modern endodontic treatments are similar to having a routine filling with local anaesthetic so there will be little or no discomfort, often there is pain before treatment and endodontic therapy provides relief.
After an examination of your tooth your dentist will discuss the options for your treatment which may include being referred to a Specialist Endodontist or a dentist with additional qualifications in providing endodontic treatments to ensure that you can decide on best treatment for you. Once you have had this treatment completed you will return to your dentist to continue your routine dental care.