Why do I need a root canal? Posted on September 27, 2016

People need to have root canals because the dental pulp in their teeth has become inflamed or infected. You can often tell if the pulp is diseased if you feel consistent pain while eating or drinking something cold or hot. There may also be pain in the tooth when pressure is applied while biting or chewing. Root canal therapy is required so that your pain can be alleviated and so that a painful abscess doesn’t form.