Treatment is needed for infected or inflamed pulp
Pulp infection and inflammation most often occur if you have:
- a cracked or chipped tooth
- a deep cavity or filling
- other serious injury to the tooth
All of these can allow bacteria to enter the pulp and cause infection and/or inflammation.
Problems from infected or inflamed pulp
Without a root canal, the infection and damage will continue and your tooth most likely will need to be removed.